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Last Chance For Late National Phase Entry Into Canada
It is official – Canada's new Patent Rules will come into force on October 30, 2019. The new Patent Rules were published on July 10, 2019 in Canada Gazette Part II, Vol. 153, No. 14.
Canada
15 Aug 2019
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PPH Program (Canada And Asia-Pacific Jurisdictions): Annual Update
Since September 1, 2013, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the National Intellectual Property Administration, People's Republic of China have been participating in a patent prosecution highway pilot project, ...
Canada
27 Dec 2018
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The Hague System For Industrial Designs Is In Force In Canada
With the coming into force of the provisions putting the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs into effect in Canada, Canadian companies and designers can now seek ...
Canada
10 Dec 2018
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Short Window Of Opportunity To Take Advantage Of Canada's Late National Phase Entry Regime
Canada is one of a few contracting states to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) that permits late entry into national phase for an international patent application.
Canada
6 Dec 2018
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Canada Announces A National Intellectual Property Strategy
On the occasion of World IP Day (April 26), the Canadian government unveiled its first national Intellectual Property Strategy (the "Strategy").
Canada
30 Apr 2018
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Canada's IP Strategy Announcement – A Litigator's Perspective
On April 26, 2018 Minister Bains announced Canada's Intellectual Property ("IP") Strategy.
Canada
30 Apr 2018
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Patent Numbers Warn Of Decline In Canadian Chemical Innovation
The economic crisis in 2008 undoubtedly had a negative effect on business innovation and research and development at a global scale.
Canada
1 Feb 2018
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2017 Round-up: Patent Applications Related To Data Processing At CIPO
The patentability of computer-implemented inventions, particularly with regard to patentable subject matter, continues to be a topic of interest in Canada among industry players and patent practitioners.
Canada
15 Jan 2018
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Back To Patent Basics: The FCA Re-Affirms The Obviousness Test In Canada
The Obviousness Test, as set out in the Plavix decision, has been applied numerous times in subsequent patent proceedings.
Canada
7 Dec 2017
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Protection Of Inventions Related To The Marijuana Industry
Legal access to marijuana in Canada is not new, per se. Marijuana has been available to those who require it for medical purposes since 1999, first through an exemption under the Controlled...
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years In Brief
The PPH pilot project between CIPO and SIPO has a current sunset date of August 31, 2018.
Worldwide
15 Nov 2017
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The Promise Doctrine: Invalidated For Want Of Utility
In AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v Apotex Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada revisited the requirement of utility in the definition of "invention" in s.2 of the Patent Act.
Canada
6 Jul 2017
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Tips For Startups – Intellectual Property And Its Value To Your Company
Often a start-up company's most valuable asset is its intellectual property ("IP") portfolio.
Canada
10 Aug 2016
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How To Protect Business Property And Information In Commercial Transactions - July 2016
A sustainable competitive advantage in today's crowded business environment requires a combination of several factors, including sound market awareness, innovative business ideas, and customer loyalty.
Canada
6 Jul 2016
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Canadian Chapter Of Financier Worldwide Patent & Trademarks Annual Review 2016
There seems to be an increasing reluctance to spend money on securing and enforcing patents and trademarks.
Canada
23 May 2016
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Implications For Canadian IP Law
On February 4, 2016, Canada signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after 19 rounds of formal negotiations spanning the course of seven years.
Canada
29 Feb 2016
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TIPTOE THROUGH THE TTIP: Lessons From The Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) For Negotiators In The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The process of ratification and implementation of CETA provides a cautionary tale to those hoping for a quick conclusion to TTIP.
Canada
12 Nov 2015
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Competition Bureau's Draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines Provide Welcome Clarity On Bureau Treatment Of Intellectual Property
In the second phase of a planned two-phase revision process, the Canadian Competition Bureau released its draft Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines for comment by the legal and business communities on June 9, 2015.
Canada
3 Jul 2015
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Playing For Time, Or Paying For Time? – The Danger Of Delay In Litigation
On June 18, 1997 Eli Lilly sued Apotex for infringement of several of its patents on the antibiotic cefaclor.
Canada
12 Mar 2015
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When Is A Rule A Rule? American And Canadian Approaches
recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides an opportunity to contrast how American and Canadian courts respond to the failure of a tribunal to comply with its own procedural rules.
Canada
19 Dec 2014
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