Recent Insights

Ten “Must-Knows” about Proposed Amendments to Canada’s Pharmaceutical Patent Linkage Regulations Ten “Must-Knows” about Proposed Amendments to Canada’s Pharmaceutical Patent Linkage Regulations

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
July 24, 2017July 24, 20172017-07-24
Ten “Must-Knows” about Proposed Amendments to Canada’s Pharmaceutical Patent Linkage Regulations
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ten-%E2%80%9Cmustknows%E2%80%9D-about-proposed-amendments-to-canada%E2%80%99s-pharmaceutical-patent-linkage

Supreme Court of Canada Rejects “Promise Doctrine” When Determining Patent Utility Supreme Court of Canada Rejects “Promise Doctrine” When Determining Patent Utility

Patent
July 12, 2017July 12, 20172017-07-13
On June 30, 2017, in AstraZeneca Canada Inc v Apotex Inc (AstraZeneca, 2017 SCC 36), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rejected the Promise Doctrine as the correct approach to determine patent utility.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-rejects-%E2%80%9Cpromise-doctrine%E2%80%9D-when-determining-patent-utility

The Internet Has No Borders: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide Interlocutory Injunction Against Google The Internet Has No Borders: Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Worldwide Interlocutory Injunction Against G...

Information Technology
July 12, 2017July 12, 20172017-07-12
On June 28, 2017, in Google In. v Equustek Solutions Inc (2017 SCC 34), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) upheld a worldwide interlocutory injunction ordering Google to de-index its search engine results of several websites used to sell infringing products that violated Equustek’s intellectual property rights.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/internet-has-no-borders-supreme-court-of-canada-upholds-worldwide-interlocutory-injunction

Supreme Court of Canada Considers Enforceability of Forum Selection Clause in Douez v Facebook Supreme Court of Canada Considers Enforceability of Forum Selection Clause in Douez v Facebook

Information Technology
July 12, 2017July 12, 20172017-07-12
On June 23, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Douez v Facebook, Inc, 2017 SCC 33, refusing to enforce the forum selection clause contained in Facebook Inc’s (Facebook) terms of service. As pr
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-considers-enforceability-of-forum-selection-clause-douez-v

Dow Chemical Awarded CAD$645M in Patent Infringement Case Against Nova Chemical Dow Chemical Awarded CAD$645M in Patent Infringement Case Against Nova Chemical

Patent Litigation
July 12, 2017July 12, 20172017-07-12
On July 5, 2017, the Federal Court of Canada (FC) issued a Supplemental Judgement and Reasons (2017 FC 637) to decide issues concerning the quantum of damages and profits payable Nova Chemicals Corporation (Nova) to Dow Chemical Company (Dow) in respect of an earlier patent infringement finding.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/dow-chemical-awarded-cad645m-patent-infringement-case-against-nova-chemical

Events

November 24, 2017

Heather Watts will be participating in a panel presentation on Injunction Strategy – Practical Tips for Success on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

The presentation is hosted by The Advocates’ Society at the The Advocates’ Society Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto ON.  The panel discussion is part of an educational program called Winning Injunctions which takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..  The program will be recorded for a live webcast.

October 24, 2017

James Kosa is participating in the panel “Ethical Negotiations and the New Duty of Good Faith” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 24, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.

October 23, 2017

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel, “Navigating the Challenges and Harvesting the Benefits of Big and Open Data” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 23, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.