November 2014

November 12, 2014 9:00 AM | Posted by Joseph Cram | Permalink
In a recent privacy decision (DK and Telstra Corporation Limited [2014] AICmr 118), the Privacy Commissioner made a determination that Telstra Corporation Limited ('Telstra') apologise, update its privacy policy and collection notices, and pay $18,000 to a family law judge ('DK') as a result of Telstra's breach of National Privacy Principle ('NPP') 1.3 which constituted an interference with DK's privacy. The breach resulted from a failure by Telstra to inform DK that his information would be included in the White Pages (and therefore disclosed to the public). read more
November 11, 2014 8:00 AM | Posted by Jonathan Kelp | Permalink
The High Court's latest foray into patent law wrapped up last Wednesday 5 November 2014, with the Court handing down its judgment in the long running escitalopram litigation between Alphapharm (along with other generic parties) and Lundbeck. The Court dismissed Alphapharm's appeal by a 3-2 majority (Justices Crennan, Bell and Gageler formed the majority, with Justices Kiefel and Keane dissenting). read more
November 10, 2014 4:48 PM | Posted by Stephen Worthley | Permalink
Today, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents [2014] FCAFC 150, regarding the patentability of computer software and business methods. read more