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How the Supreme Court’s New Standard of Review Will Impact IP

Canada - January 23 2020 In 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada did not consider a single case pertaining to patents or trademarks. However, a pair of decisions issued in…

Beat the Weeds: File Your Cannabis Trademarks in Canada

Canada, USA - January 17 2020 On October 17, 2018, Canada’s Cannabis Act came into effect, making recreational marijuana consumption legal for Canadians 18 years of age and older…

Fuel Tank Patents Limited by Patentee’s “Special Definition”

USA - December 19 2019 When drafting patent, the applicant should be cautious of “acting as its own lexicographer.” [12] Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research…

Patenting Blockchain Technologies

Canada, USA - December 9 2019 With the increased interest in blockchain Technologies, questions about their patentability regularly surface as innovators seek to protect and…

TekSavvy Appeals Canada’s First Site-Blocking Order

Canada - December 2 2019 On November 26, 2019, TekSavvy filed an appeal against a recent Federal Court order requiring that 11 of Canada’s largest internet service providers…

Patent Strategy & Potential Changes to Patented Medicine Regulations & Drug Pricing Legislation

Canada, USA - November 25 2019 The rising cost of Patented medicines is an important topic in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., the White House is promising to support a…

Airbus Gets Another Shot at Patent for “Breathable Fire-Preventative” Air

USA - November 14 2019 When choosing prior art that is relevant to an obviousness analysis, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (”PTAB”) should contemplate the research…

Just Sue It: Nike Takes Skechers to Court For Copying Design Patents

USA - November 7 2019 It’s a footwear face-off! Popular sporting goods brand, Nike, recently filed a lawsuit against footwear rival, Skechers, alleging infringement of…

Foreign Prosecution History is Now Admissible in “Extraordinary Circumstances”

Canada - October 28 2019 In a dispute over a flax seed patent, the Federal Court of Canada has considered the new s. 53.1 of the Patent Act for the first time. The Federal…

Automotive Patent Overturned As “Monstrous” §101 Grows Another Head

USA - October 11 2019 Another controversial decision has been released under §101 in the United States. The decision hinged on whether or not the subject-matter of the…