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By Kenneth Ma, Adrian Zahl
The Canadian Patent Act provides a safe harbour against patent infringement for activities that are "reasonably related" to a submission for regulatory approval of a product.
By Andrew Montague, Kenneth Ma
In a unanimous and relatively short decision, the Supreme Court of Canada firmly rejected the "Promise Doctrine", which has been frequently invoked to invalidate patents on the basis of a lack of utility.
By Giselle Chin
Google has been ordered by the Supreme Court of Canada to remove, or de-index, a company's website from its search results – worldwide.
By Andrew Montague, Kenneth Ma
In a unanimous and relatively short decision, the Supreme Court of Canada firmly rejected the "Promise Doctrine", which has been frequently invoked to invalidate patents on the basis of a lack of utility.
By Andrew Kaikai
On November 9, 2016, final amendments to the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business and the Regulation defining the scope of the expression "markedly predominant" for the purposes of Charter of the French Language were published.
By Shubha Nijhawan
"Final action" practice in Canadian patent prosecution will change when amendments to the Patent Rules come into force on December 28, 2013.
By David Heller, Vanessa Komarnicki
In a recent decision, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal found that the duty of good faith based on s. 73(1)(a) of the Canadian Patent Act cannot be relied upon to attack the validity of an issued patent (Corlac Inc v Weatherford Canada Ltd ("Weatherford"), 2011 FCA 228).