The Australian High Court has determined that methods for medical treatment of the human body can be patentable subject matter. This decision gives assurance to patent owners and other parties dealing with those patents that they are valid, and that investment in development of pharmaceutical compounds will be properly recognised.
December 09, 2013
The 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International was released this week...
December 05, 2013
The NSW parliament has recently passed the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2013 (NSW) (“Amendment Act”) which can be viewed...
December 03, 2013
Term sheets, offer letters, letters of intent, heads of agreement and preliminary agreements by any other name have become a staple part of modern M&A negotiations..
December 02, 2013
On 30 October 2013, the Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Bill) was introduced into the WA State Parliament, representing the beginning of a major overhaul of
December 01, 2013
Environmental approval for offshore petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters may soon be the subject of significant reform...
November 28, 2013
The regime established under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) commenced on 30 January 2012. It applies to security interests arising both befor
November 21, 2013
A review of The Guide, produced in response to the increasing number of applications before the US courts relating to international arbitration.
November 20, 2013
A discussion of the implications of the two recent practice reviews on enforcement and interim measures.
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