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A Sale In Canada Triggers Exhaustion Of Patent Rights In The US
"Patent exhaustion" is something we've reviewed before. To recycle an old line, the term "patent exhaustion" does not refer to the feeling you get when a patent agent talks for 3 hours ...
Canada
31 Jul 2017
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Patent Infringement For Listing On eBay?
A patent owner notices that knock-off products are listed for sale on eBay.
Canada
21 Apr 2017
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Experimental Use of an Invention
Inventors must take care that their invention is "new" for it to be patentable. That means the invention hasn't been disclosed to the public.
Canada
8 Mar 2017
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Drone Patents
Other innovations are squarely within Amazon's core competencies of order fulfillment. Another recently issued patent seeks to protect drones from being hacked and rerouted en route.
Canada
4 Jan 2017
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How Long Does It Take To Get A Patent?
Patent advisors are often asked this question. In Canada, CIPO has published the first-everIP Canada Report, which contains an interesting trove of IP statistics.
Canada
21 Nov 2016
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Licensees Beware: Assignment Provisions In A License Agreement
Let's say a company negotiates a patent license agreement with the patent owner. The agreement includes a clear prohibition against assignment.
Canada
19 Oct 2016
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Brexit's Impact On IP Rights
The UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has released a helpful 12-page summary entitled The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property.
Canada
3 Oct 2016
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Post-Grant Patent Amendment – Canadian And US Options
On the long and sometimes bumpy road of patent prosecution, a Notice of Allowance can be a welcome sign that you are nearly at your destination: a granted patent.
Canada
23 Sep 2016
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Protective Order For Source Code
A developer's source code is considered the secret recipe of the software world – the digital equivalent of the famed Coca-Cola recipe. In Google Inc. v. Mutual, 2016 BCSC 1169 (CanLII), a software developer sought a protective order over source code that was sought in the course of U.S. litigation. First, a bit of background.
Canada
16 Sep 2016
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"Wow Moments" and Industrial Design Infringement
An inventor had a "wow" moment when he came across a design improvement for cold-weather visors – something suitable for the snowmobile helmet market.
Canada
28 Jun 2016
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BREXIT and IP Rights for Canadian Business
Yesterday UK voters elected to approve a withdrawal from the EU. What does this mean for Canadian business owners who have intellectual property (IP) rights in the UK?
Canada
24 Jun 2016
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IP Infringement Claim Against Canadian Company Stays in U.S.
Where should a lawsuit be heard? Canada? The US? In other posts we discuss the idea of a "choice of law" and "forum selection" clauses in contracts.
Canada
12 May 2016
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Why You Should Act Now To Protect Your Intellectual Property In Canada
Significant amendments to Canada's Trademarks Act (the "Act") have been passed, but are not yet in effect.
Canada
3 Mar 2016
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The IP Dimensions Of 3D Printing: A Recent Decision
There has been much speculation about the impact of 3D printing on the enforcement of IP rights. But very few decisions.
Canada
23 Feb 2016
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Amendments To Canadian Intellectual Property Laws …Delayed
As an update to our earlier post, we note that the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, in its most recent bulletin, is estimating that the anticipated changes to Canada's intellectual property laws - including the overhaul of trademark laws under new Trademarks Regulations, as well as changes to the Patent Rules and Industrial Design Regulations will not begin until late 2016.
Canada
11 Jan 2016
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Infringing Sales Through Amazon
A U.S. court recently decided that it would take jurisdiction over a seller who sold allegedly infringing products through online retailers such as Amazon.com.
Canada
6 Dec 2015
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Patent Update: Infringement And "Non-Infringing Alternatives"
If you are a patent owner, you are entitled to damages if someone infringes your patent.
Canada
18 Sep 2015
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Employee Ownership Of Patentable Inventions
A startup in the oil-and-gas service sector sought to improve downhole well stimulation technology. After a few years, differences between the three founders culminated in the ouster of Mr. Groves.
Canada
4 Jun 2015
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What, Exactly, Does Industrial Design Protect?
What, exactly, does industrial design protect? The recent decision Zero Spill Systems Inc. v. Heide, 2015 FCA 115, reviewed this question.
Canada
27 May 2015
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Trade Dress Updates: "Beauty" Does Not Cut It
A recent decision of the US Federal Court (see: Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. May 18, 2015) reviewed the jury decision in Apple's famous infringement lawsuit against Samsung.
Canada
21 May 2015
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