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Post-AstraZeneca: Has the Promise Doctrine Vanished from Patent Litigation? Likely, Yes.

Canada - October 12 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada abolished the Promise Doctrine over a year ago and, as discussed in our blog, it marked an important course correction…

Federal Court of Appeal Reaffirms: The Right Expert is Critical

Canada - October 10 2018 Last week, the Federal Court of Appeal published its decision in Bombardier Recreational Products v. Arctic Cat, 2018 FCA 172. The decision is notable…

USMCA: Four Important Changes to Intellectual Property Rights

Canada - October 5 2018 Earlier this week, Canada, the United States and Mexico reached an agreement in principle on the successor to NAFTA, dubbed the United…

New York Attorney General Releases Report on Market Practices of Virtual Asset Trading Platforms

USA - October 5 2018 As part of its Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (the “Initiative”), the New York State Office of the Attorney General (the “NY AG”) recently…

U.S. Regulatory Approval Received for two U.S. Dollar-Pegged “Stablecoins”

Canada, USA - September 28 2018 On September 10, 2018, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) announced its approval of two “stablecoins”: the Gemini Dollar…

The Path Forward: US Treasury Releases Fintech Report

Canada, USA - August 14 2018 On July 31, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury released its Report on Nonbank Financials, Fintech, and Innovation (the “Treasury Report”)…

New York State Department of Financial Services Issues Report on Online Lending

Canada, USA - August 10 2018 The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) has recently issued an Online Lending Report (the “Report”) analyzing current consumer…

US Federal Banking Regulator Announces Decision to Accept Applications for National Fintech Banking Charters

Canada, USA - August 7 2018 On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) announced that it would begin accepting applications for national bank…

A Lesson on When to Strike: Case Comment on Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al., 2018 FC 807

Canada - August 3 2018 In a Federal Court decision released on July 31, 2018, Badawy v 1038482 Alberta Ltd et al, a claim for infringement of intellectual property was…

Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset Sector: the OSC Publishes a Report Providing Background on Ontario Cryptoasset Investors

Canada - July 16 2018 On June 28, 2018, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) published a report entitled “Taking Caution: Financial Consumers and the Cryptoasset…