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Nearly 400-Year-Old English Statute of Monopolies Not Applicable to Damage Claim Under Canada’s Patented Drug Regime

Canada - March 24 2021 In 1624, England introduced its Statute of Monopolies1 to limit perceived abuses by the monarch in awarding monopolies over various economic…

Andrew McIntosh.

Litigation Strategy Defines Large Cost Award in Pharma Patent Infringement Case

Canada - March 10 2021 Despite usually being deferred until after trial, cost considerations should seldom be an afterthought. Each party’s litigation strategy from the…

Andrew McIntosh.

For the Want of a Nail - Copyright Claims Fail When Plaintiffs Can’t Show Ownership

Canada - February 2 2021 When bringing a claim for copyright infringement, it is incumbent on plaintiffs to show a clear right to sue—either by virtue of a clear title…

François Larose, Tamara Céline Winegust.

Canadian Copyright 2020 Year in Review

Canada, Global - January 29 2021 Some may think that 2020 was the year of the world changed by COVID-19. However, we would like to pivot and reframe 2020 as the year that Canada's…

François Larose, Naomi Zener, Prudence Etkin.

Software-Generated “Infringement Report” Supports $262,931 in Remedies For Copyright Infringement

Canada - January 26 2021 The unauthorized copying of software has long been held to constitute copyright infringement under Canada’s Copyright Act. But such unauthorized…

Adam Bobker.