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Canadian Federal Court finds infringement of patent for adjunctive use of biosimilar infliximab
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Canada
  • May 16 2018

The case of Hospira Healthcare Corporation v Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research (2018 FC 259) concerned Canadian Patent 2,261,630 (“the 630


Certificates of Supplementary Protection for Canadian Pharmaceutical Patents
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • May 15 2018

Patents granted in Canada have typically carried a 20-year term of protection from the date of filing, regardless of the time taken to be examined and


Federal Court declares invalid patent for medical device measuring osmolarity of tear film
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • May 14 2018

The Federal Court recently found certain claims of a patent relating to a chip for measuring the osmolarity of a sample of bodily fluid, including tear film, invalid on the basis of obviousness and anticipation. The court agreed with the claim construction urged by the plaintiffs, finding that the claims encompassed both in vivo and ex vivo applications of the invention. Thus, the defendant's competing medical device - which measured osmolarity in vivo - fell within the scope of the claims


ONSC educates an inventor on the difference between obtaining a Patent and maintaining a Trade Secret
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • May 8 2018

Not understanding the differences between intellectual property rights or learning about their ownership implications could prove to be dangerous


Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • USA, Canada
  • May 8 2018

Canada has historically been a much less active jurisdiction for patent litigation compared to the United States, which can be explained in part by


Going Global? Some Practical Patent Considerations
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • May 7 2018

Patent law varies with each country. A global patent filing strategy can be difficult to manage and expensive to implement. When considering where


Canada's IP strategy is inspired, but will it inspire innovators?
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2018

Canada is known for many things - hockey, healthcare, Justin Bieber - but not intellectual property savvy. We have produced some of the world’s most


New use patent valid and infringed by biosimilar
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • May 2 2018

The Federal Court recently upheld the validity of Kennedy Trust's patent which covers a use of infliximab (Janssen's Remicade) and granted Kennedy's


Post-Grant Patent Validity Challenges In Canada and the UK
  • Gowling WLG
  • USA, United Kingdom, Canada, European Union
  • May 2 2018

Most jurisdictions provide at least some procedures for challenging the validity of a granted patent. Sometimes the process for challenging validity


Canadian Government Provides Details of First Ever National IP Strategy
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2018

Intellectual property is essential to business. To support this tenet, the federal government recently announced Canada’s first National Intellectual