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Canadian Intellectual Property’s Notice on Biological Sequence Listings Canadian Intellectual Property’s Notice on Biological Sequence Listings

Patent
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

On September 22, 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) published an updated notice on biological sequence listings. The update states that for new applications entering the national phase in Canada, CIPO will automatically obtain biological sequence listings from the description submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) during the international phase of the application.

Apple Demanded Court Order for Widow’s Access to Husband’s Apple ID Password Apple Demanded Court Order for Widow’s Access to Husband’s Apple ID Password

Privacy
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

Following the death of David Bush in August of 2015, his widow, 72-year old Victoria, B.C. resident Peggy Bush, was outraged when Apple demanded that she get a court order in order to obtain access to apps on the couple’s iPad.

Federal Court Quashes Minister of Health’s Import Ban Against Apotex Federal Court Quashes Minister of Health’s Import Ban Against Apotex

Regulatory Law
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

On October 14, 2015, in Apotex Inc v Canada (Health), 2015 FC 1161, the Federal Court quashed the Minister of Health’s import ban against Apotex, which had prevented Apotex from importing drug products into Canada from its manufacturing facilities located in India. The Court held that the Minister did not afford Apotex adequate procedural fairness and that the Minister’s decision was unreasonable and incorrect.

Use of Generic Software and Hardware Does Not Make Schemes/Ideas Patentable Says Australian Federal Court Use of Generic Software and Hardware Does Not Make Schemes/Ideas Patentable Says Australian Federal Court

Patent
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

On December 11, 2015, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in Commissioner of Patents v RPL Central Pty Ltd, [2015] FCAFC 177, confirmed that a “scheme”, “idea”, “abstract idea” or “business method” implemented on a generic computer, using standard software and hardware, is unpatentable.  As one might expect, the court did not attempt to define any of these terms or to distinguish them, for example, from patentable methods.

New EU Data Protection Regulations Agreed Upon New EU Data Protection Regulations Agreed Upon

Privacy
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament have informally agreed to new data protection rules that will reform current data protection regulations in the EU. 

Federal Court of Appeal Leaves Door Open for Copyright and Trademark Infringement by Metatags Federal Court of Appeal Leaves Door Open for Copyright and Trademark Infringement by Metatags

Copyright
January 27, 2016January 27, 2016

On December 18, 2015, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) delivered its judgment in Red Label Vacations Inc (Redtag.ca) v 411 Travel Buys Limited (2015 FCA 290), in which the FCA panel dismissed the appeal of a decision in which Redtag.ca had unsuccessfully alleged copyright and trademark infringement based on a competitor’s unauthorized use of the metatags contai

News

DWW Ranked Top 10 IP Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2016-17 DWW Ranked Top 10 IP Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2016-17

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

DWW Ranked in 2016 Chambers Canada Guide DWW Ranked in 2016 Chambers Canada Guide

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

Doug Deeth, Amy-Lynne Williams and Michael Erdle named in 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada Doug Deeth, Amy-Lynne Williams and Michael Erdle named in 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

Marijo and Amy-Lynne Listed in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015 Marijo and Amy-Lynne Listed in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015

September 9, 2015
September 9, 2015