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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


Software and business method patents continue to vex patent offices and courts
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 17 2013

The patent eligibility of software and business method patents often presents a difficult problem: how do we allow inventors to protect


Canadian Patent Office issues revised examination guidelines concerning computer-based inventions
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 8 2013

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published on March 8, 2013, revised examination guidelines for its patent examiners in the wake of


Canadian patent office allows Amazon.com "1-click" patent
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2012

In a surprising twist, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has now allowed the Amazon.com “1-Click” patent application, directed toward what is, in essence, an improved remotely-accessible virtual checkout kiosk