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Canadian patent law: 2014 year in review

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Canadian Courts have continued to address allegations that patents are invalid because they lack utility. A notable 2014 Court of Appeal decision in

Revue de l'année 2014 en matière de brevets

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Les tribunaux canadiens ont continué de se pencher sur des allégations selon lesquelles certains brevets sont invalides pour motif d’absence

Federal Court rejects NIA defence and awards compound interest on patent damages

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 24 2015

On Jan. 23, 2015, the Federal Court released its decision regarding the quantum of damages recoverable by Eli Lilly (“Lilly”) in an action relating

Canada prepares for Patent Law Treaty

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 14 2015

The Patent Act is undergoing amendment courtesy of Bill C-43, known as the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No 2, tabled in the House of Commons on

Federal Court determines Minister's decisions granting NOCS based on administrative ANDSs cross-referencing licensed generics without requiring NOAs are wrong

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 10 2015

On December 19, 2014, the Federal Court set aside a decision of the Minister of Health granting a Notice of Compliance (NOC) to Teva authorizing the

Changes to Canadian patent and industrial design laws receive Royal Assent

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 20 2014

On Dec.16, 2014, Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures

CIPO-EPO PPH pilot programme set to begin in January 2015

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada, European Union
  • -
  • December 10 2014

In another step towards building stronger bilateral relations and fast tracking the examination of counterpart patent applications, the Canadian

Listing patents against combination drugs in Canada ? Changes coming

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 1 2014

On Nov. 26, 2014, Industry Canada announced an important proposed change to the eligibility requirements for listing a patent against a drug in

Canada prepares for Patent Law Treaty

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 6 2014

The Canadian Patent Act (the "Patent Act") is undergoing amendment courtesy of Bill C-43, known as the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 tabled in

Le programme pilote d’ATDB entre l’OPIC et l’OEB débutera en janvier 2015

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • -
  • Canada, European Union
  • -
  • November 4 2014

Dans le cadre d’une nouvelle mesure visant à consolider les relations bilatérales et à accélérer le processus d’examen de demandes de brevets