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Supreme Court of Canada: The Promise Doctrine “is Not Good Law”

Canada - June 30 2017 In a long-fought battle, AstraZeneca has prevailed over Apotex and has succeeded in realigning Canada’s stance on utility with most of the rest of the...

Pia-Lauren Reece, PhD.


Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: The Cannabis Industry’s Race to the Patent Office

Canada - June 21 2017 Marijuana for medical purposes has been available to Canadians since 1999. However, it is only in recent years that access to legal medical marijuana...

Kimberly A. McManus, PhD.


Double Patenting: A Tale of Three Dates

Canada - April 20 2017 In Canada, double patenting can be a difficult hurdle to overcome; the claims of a later-issued patent must be “non-coterminous” and “patentably...

Kitt Sinden.