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Patent for detecting marijuana grow-ops found not infringed and invalid

Canada - March 26 2021 In Dtechs EPM Ltd. v British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority and Awesense Wireless Inc., 2021 FC 190, Justice Fothergill addressed allegations of…

Marc Crandall, R. Nelson Godfrey.

2020 year in review

Canada - January 14 2021 There were various developments in Canadian patent law in 2020. This article summaries a number of notable court decisions on patent law and practice…

Alex Gloor, Charlotte Dong.

$644-million award for patent infringement upheld on appeal; Accounting of profits remedy removes “economic incentive to infringe”

Canada - October 7 2020 In 2020 FCA 141, the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the Federal Court’s earlier judgment awarding Dow Chemical $644 million, the largest monetary…

Canadian IP courts' updated responses to covid-19 concerns

Canada - June 17 2020 Since the unfolding of the COVID-19 situation, courts across Canada have drastically reduced their operations. Courts are now making ongoing changes…

Emilie Feil-Fraser.

To patent or keep secret?

Global, United Kingdom - June 8 2020 Given the frenetic pace of today's innovation lifecycle, do patents always afford the best protection of proprietary inventions? Or, with increasingly…

Evgeniya Gizatullina, Gordon Harris, Huw Evans, Ivy Liang, Thomas Mayer.