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By Kimberly A. McManus, Pia-Lauren Reece, Brandon Carter
Question: Can a patent representing a federally-mandated exclusionary right be enforced against infringers participating in illicit activity?
By Kitt Sinden
Patents granted in Canada have typically carried a 20-year term of protection from the date of filing, regardless of the time taken to be examined and granted by the Patent Office ...
By Tony Sabeta
In 2012, a fledgling startup, AdSupply Inc., filed a patent application for a method for delivering leave behind ads which are displayed behind the browser window when a user leaves a website.
By SuMei Cheung
With Valentine's Day upon us, one would rightly suspect that there is already an abundance of patents and patent applications related to online dating software.
By SuMei Cheung
The Hall of Fame searches for these inspirational inventors and accepts nominations throughout the year.
By Erica Lowthers
In honour of the Super Bowl® this coming weekend, the incredibly impressive broadcasting innovations in televised sports deserve some discussion.
By Erica Lowthers
In order for a factual basis and/or sound line of reasoning for predicted utility to be considered sufficiently disclosed in the common general knowledge and, therefore, not required to be disclosed...
By SuMei Cheung
The World Intellectual Property Organization recently published their World Intellectual Property Indicators for 2017, documenting many developments that shaped the global intellectual property system in 2016.
By SuMei Cheung
Finally, a Little Miss character to spark the imagination of budding young female engineers and scientists: Little Miss Inventor.
By Kitt Sinden
Proposed regulations amending the Patented Medicines Regulations ("Regulations") were published on December 2, 2017, in the Canada Gazette Part 1 for a 75-day public consultation.
By Kimberly A. McManus, Erica Lowthers
Marijuana for medical purposes has been available to Canadians since 1999.
By Kitt Sinden
The Federal Court of Appeal upheld this decision. AstraZeneca appealed, arguing its patent was improperly invalidated on the basis of the Promise Doctrine.
By Pia-Lauren Reece, Erica Lowthers
In a long-fought battle, AstraZeneca has prevailed over Apotex and has succeeded in realigning Canada's stance on utility with most of the rest of the world.
By Kitt Sinden
In Canada, double patenting can be a difficult hurdle to overcome; the claims of a later-issued patent must be "non-coterminous" and "patentably distinct" from the claims of a co-owned earlier-issued patent.
By Kitt Sinden
The latest Federal Budget was introduced in Canadian parliament on March 22, 2017, with a focus on, among other things, science and innovation.