Issue 27, 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Gene patent test case win: High Court of Australia rules patent is invalid Gene patent verdict means that medical testing and research in Australia involving the human genome cannot be monopolised by corporations. The High Court of Australia unanimously upheld an appeal in the gene patent test case, bringing an end to a five year fight over the validity of a patent over the isolated BRCA1 gene.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters -
Accruing and taking leave while receiving WorkCover payments – can it be done? The recent Full Bench of the Federal Court decision in Anglican Care v NSW Nurses and Midwives Association has clearly paved the way for Victorian workers absent from work and receiving workers’ compensation payments to continue to take or accrue leave during that period.