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Proposed New Canadian Industrial Design Regulations: Our Detailed Review - Part 1
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 17 2017

As we first reported on June 20, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has recently published proposed new Industrial Design


Past Experience Should Guide Measures to Deal with Patent Trolls
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 2 2017

Discussions around patent reform often focus on problems allegedly caused by “patent trolls”, also referred to as “patent assertion entities” or


Bar Against Extrinsic Information Not Up To Scratch, Federal Court
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • October 24 2016

In Pollard Banknote Limited v BABN Technologies Corp (2016 FC 883), the Canadian Federal Court put a spotlight on the risks created by Canada’s rule


Privilege for Patent and Trademark Agents now in effect for Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2016

Effective June 24, 2016, amendments to the Patent Act and Trade-marks Act came into effect providing protection for confidential communications


Vehicle Intelligence: A Patent-Ineligible Lack of Technical Details
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 13 2016

A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit highlights the importance of the description in a patent specification and, in


Court of Appeal Confirms Patent Act Is a "Complete Statutory Scheme"
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 24 2016

On February 5, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal decided in Brown v. Canada (2016 FCA 37) that failure to disclose one's status as a public servant


Patents Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 28 2016

In 2015, Canadian courts and the Patent Appeal Board issued decisions which deemed non-infringing alternatives to affect damages for patent


Latest estimates on effective date of the patent and design act amendments
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • October 20 2015

Last week, Johanne Bélisle, Canada’s Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual


U.S. Supreme Court again limits business method patents
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2014

The United States Supreme Court today unanimously reaffirmed that the mere implementation of an abstract idea in a computer is not sufficient to


U.S. patent troll bill unsuccessful what is the situation in Canada?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 28 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, a U.S. bill aimed at combatting patent trolling practices was pulled from consideration by the U.S. Senate Judiciary