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La Cour suprême du Canada se prononce sur la promesse d’un brevet

Canada - July 13 2017 Le 30 juin 2017, la Cour suprême du Canada a rendu sa décision très attendue sur la « doctrine de la promesse » relative à l’utilité d’un brevet…

Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Promise of a Patent

Canada - July 11 2017 On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much awaited decision on the so-called “promise doctrine” of patent utility (AstraZeneca…

Experimental testing in litigation

Canada - April 7 2014 The Federal Court has recently issued a practice direction relating to experimental testing for litigation. This practice direction resulted from…

Supreme Court holds patentee cannot play hide-and-seek with the invention

Canada - December 4 2012 In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has reiterated that an applicant for a patent must not write the patent in such a way that the true invention is obscured and admonished a patentee for not disclosing which of the claimed compound was actually found to work.

Federal Court rules that BBM is not confusing with BBM

Canada - July 9 2012 Mr. Justice Near of the Federal Court recently dismissed BBM Canada’s challenge to the use of the trade mark “BBM” by Research in Motion Limited, in the promotion of the BlackBerry Messenger service.