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Canadian patent law: 2022 year in review

Canada - January 12 2023 Canadian Courts issued many patent-related decisions in 2022. This article summarizes a number of the more notable court decisions, as well as other…

Nevena Cekic, Michael Crichton

Promise me no Promises? The five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s AstraZeneca decision

Canada - June 13 2022 From 2005 to 2017, numerous Canadian patents were invalidated on the basis of an approach to patent utility termed the "Promise Doctrine." Requiring…

Jenny Thistle

Canadian patent law: 2021 year in review

Canada - March 2 2022 Last year was a busy one for the Federal Courts and included a number of developments in Canadian patent law. This article summarizes notable court…

Michael Crichton, Charlotte Dong

Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations delayed six months, until July 1, 2022

Canada - December 24 2021 Canada's recently appointed Minister of Health, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, just announced the deferral of the coming into force of recent…

Anita Nador, John Norman PhD, Jenny Thistle

PMPRB seeks feedback on Guideline Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

Canada - May 4 2021 The PMPRB announced a new initiative called the Guideline Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (GMEP), through which the PMPRB will seek to "monitor and…

John Norman PhD, Jenny Thistle