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Gene Patents Remain Valid in Canada
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 10 2016

The case involving a Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (“CHEO”) challenge to an isolated gene patent has settled. For background on the case and


The Myriad decision: what is the impact?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2013

As we reported in our previous article, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long awaited decision in the Myriad case on June 13, 2013


Canadian patent term extension is coming
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, European Union
  • October 18 2013

Canada and Europe announced an agreement in principle on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) that will potentially increase Canadian


Biosimilar Approvals in the US and Canada - Sidestepping the 'Patent Dance'
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 12 2016

A passing moment of social awkwardness between a couple on a dance floor is nothing compared to the situation when the sidestepping is between two


Biosimilar Approvals in the US and Canada - the ‘Patent Dance’
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 30 2015

The US and Canada each provide an abbreviated pathway (or shortcut) for a biosimilar manufacturer to get a product approved. The shortcut allows for a


Biosimilar battlegrounds - what is new in biosimilars and where?
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, European Union, USA
  • February 17 2012

Biosimilars are second entry biologic drugs


Licensing basics for life sciences: getting paid through license fees
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2013

In life sciences, licensing fees are often upfront payments, ongoing royalties (usually a percentage of net sales) or milestone payments after a


An update on Canadian selection patents the Olanzapine saga
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • December 15 2011

Eli Lilly’s Canadian patent no. 2,041,113 (‘113 patent), covering its successful drug Olanzapine, has been the subject of several court proceedings, including an infringement action which was appealed and subsequently remanded back to the trial division


Biosimilar monoclonal antibodies emerge from the pipeline on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, European Union
  • March 7 2014

The European Medicines Agency ("EMEA") made its biosimilar monoclonal antibody guidelines effective in December 20121. Less than a year later, in


Good news for the biotech industry patent eligibility of Myriad isolated DNA and methods of screening claims confirmed after Supreme Court’s Mayo ruling
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • August 20 2012

On August 16, 2012, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued its judgment in Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and ACLU v. USPTO and Myriad Genetics (Myriad) partly overturning the district court’s summary judgment that Myriad’s claims were drawn to patent ineligible subject matter and affirmed Myriad’s right to patent isolated DNA of BRCA1 and BRCA2, two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer