Intellectual Property » Confidential Information

Several factors make leakage of confidential information a growing issue: Manufacturing and service delivery have moved off-shore, increasing exposure to risk; competition to be first-to-market has increased; and social media or ‘whistle-blower’ sites provide an ever-present temptation to divulge sensitive information.

Corrs helps clients manage their confidential information, from strategies to ensure information security, to litigation to preventing the misuse of disclosed trade secrets.

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Andrew Percival

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David Smith

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David Yates

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Eddie Scuderi

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Frances Wheelahan

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Helen Clarke

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Matthew Swinn

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Odette Gourley

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Stephen Stern

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Vanessa Mellis

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Our Experience

Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Where an agreement for a local sponsor of a therapeutic good comes to an end, to what extent can the licensor rely on alleged confidential information to prevent the marketing of a competing product by the former licensee?

This is the difficult question at the heart of a case between Sigma Pharmaceuticals and its former licensing partner, Vifor International.

Corrs is acting for Sigma in a highly technical dispute over whether Sigma misused confidential information, owned by Vifor, when Sigma registered its own injectable iron supplement with the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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Our Thinking

IP for free? A ‘Quirky’ idea that reinvents innovation

Companies spend billions protecting their IP, but now one of the world’s largest is bucking the trend and giving free access to some of its patents.

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Doing Business in Australia

Australia is an exceptional place in which to do business. Find out how we can help you develop your business in Australia.

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Do you have the tactical and strategic edge in litigation?

From time to time you will be faced with a step which is unusual and not generally taken by lawyers. But if followed in the appropriate way it can save the client considerable time and money.

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Our Experience

Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Where an agreement for a local sponsor of a therapeutic good comes to an end, to what extent can the licensor rely on alleged confidential information to prevent the marketing of a competing product by the former licensee?

This is the difficult question at the heart of a case between Sigma Pharmaceuticals and its former licensing partner, Vifor International.

Corrs is acting for Sigma in a highly technical dispute over whether Sigma misused confidential information, owned by Vifor, when Sigma registered its own injectable iron supplement with the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Our Thinking

Doing Business in Australia

Australia is an exceptional place in which to do business. Find out how we can help you develop your business in Australia.

Do you have the tactical and strategic edge in litigation?

From time to time you will be faced with a step which is unusual and not generally taken by lawyers. But if followed in the appropriate way it can save the client considerable time and money.

IP for free? A ‘Quirky’ idea that reinvents innovation

Companies spend billions protecting their IP, but now one of the world’s largest is bucking the trend and giving free access to some of its patents.

Our Experts

Andrew Percival.jpg

Andrew Percival

Special Counsel Sydney +61 2 9210 6228
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David Smith

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3345
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David Yates

Partner Perth +61 8 9460 1806
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Eddie Scuderi

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9319
Frances Wheelahan

Frances Wheelahan

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3380
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Helen Clarke

Partner Brisbane +61 7 3228 9818
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Jim Micallef

Special Counsel Sydney +61 2 9210 6714
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Johanna O'Rourke

Special Counsel Sydney +61 2 9210 6289
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Matthew Swinn

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3155
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Odette Gourley

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6066
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Sophie Bradshaw

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9399
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Stephen Stern

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3148
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Vanessa Mellis

Special Counsel Brisbane +61 7 3228 9409