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Biosimilars in Canada: at a tipping point
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 24 2016

Biosimilars, or highly similar versions of innovative biologic medicines, have now been approved and marketed in developed countries for several

Order of Prohibition Granted in respect of Compound Patent but Refused in respect of Patent Relating to Salt
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 7 2016

This is an application under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations related to two patents. The first patent (the '840 Patent

Patenting Polymorphs of Crystals Internationally
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
  • June 27 2016

Polymorphs are patentable subject matter in Canada and the U.S. Our prior article discussed some best practices to differentiate a new polymorph from

Obviousness double patenting in Canada not so obvious
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • May 16 2016

The recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v. Eli Lilly Canada Inc. et al.,2016 FCA 119 ("Mylan"), highlights

Court grants motion to reopen trial and admit new evidence
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 27 2011

The Federal Court granted leave to reopen the trial and admit new evidence in a matter under reserve, in which no reasons or judgement have issued

Largest Patent Infringement Award in Canada Stands: Apotex Denied Leave to Appeal to the SCC
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2016

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Apotex’s final attempt at obtaining leave to appeal in the storied patent battle between Merck and Apotex

The TPP new rights for pharmaceutical patent holders in Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 13 2015

The Canadian Government released the official consolidated text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on Nov., 5, 2015. This follows the

Looking into the Crystal Ball - Protecting Polymporphs to Lengthen the Drug Patent Life Cycle
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 7 2016

Innovative pharmaceutical companies are increasingly attempting to patent improved forms of their original drug compound. Crystalline forms of a drug

Reflection on Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation in Canada: An Opportunity for Change
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 29 2016

Pharmaceutical products provide customers with treatments and cures for various Illnesses and increase life quality and expectancy. It is critical

CIALIS Patent Survives Validity Challenge on Appeal
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

Last year we wrote about a trilogy of Federal Court decisions relating to Eli Lilly’s erectile dysfunction (ED) drug CIALIS (tadalafil). While Lilly