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Inadvertent lapse of patent rights in Canada

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 29 2008

On September 9, 2008, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal rendered a decision in a closely watched case concerning the inadvertent lapse of patent rights: DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd. v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents

Ontario government introduces the Ideas for the Future Act

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 8 2008

On September 23, the Ontario government released the Ideas for the Future Act, 2008, fulfilling a promise included in the 2008 Ontario Budget to provide a 10-year Ontario corporate tax holiday for new corporations that commercialize intellectual property in certain new growth areas developed in conjunction with educational institutions or research institutes

Federal Court of Appeal reconfirms that once an NOC issues, a patent holder’s appeal is moot

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • November 19 2007

On November 5, 2007, a majority of the Federal Court of Appeal granted a motion brought by Novopharm Limited (“Novopharm”) dismissing an appeal brought by Eli Lilly Canada Inc. (“Eli Lilly”) as moot

Canada and the United States launch a joint pilot program for accelerating patent examinations

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • January 25 2008

On January 28, 2008, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will launch a joint pilot program aimed at creating a fast track examination process for patent applications

Federal court decision on maintenance fees and equity

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 19 2008

On June 6, 2008, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision in a case involving payment of maintenance fees, Sarnoff Corporation v. Attorney General of Canada

Court orders statutory compensation for employee inventors

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 6 2009

Following the recent English High Court decision where two ex-employees were awarded £1.5 million in compensation under the Patents Act for the 'outstanding benefit' that a patent on one of their inventions conferred on their employer, the question is being asked: will this bring a raft of similar claims from employees and ex-employees who feel they have not been fairly rewarded for the financial benefit that their inventions have brought their employers?

New Canadian trade-mark opposition practice

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 27 2009

On March 31, 2009, Canadian trade-mark opposition practice will again change when a new Practice Notice issued by the Trade-marks Opposition Board comes into force

Health Canada issues Revised Guidance Document on the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 16 2009

On April 3, 2009, Health Canada released a revised version of the Guidance Document: Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations ("Revised Guidance Document"

UK court orders statutory compensation for employee inventors

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 16 2009

The English High Court has awarded two employee inventors £1.5 million under the Patents Act 1977 as compensation for the “outstanding benefit” that a patent in respect of one of their inventions conferred on their employer

YouTube blocks British music videos

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 16 2009

YouTube has blocked music videos by British rock and pop artists from its site after it failed to reach agreement on the licence terms for using such material