Recent Insights

Federal Court Finds New Use Infliximab Patent Valid and Infringed by Hospira Federal Court Finds New Use Infliximab Patent Valid and Infringed by Hospira

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
April 18, 2018April 18, 20182018-04-18
On March 7 2018, the Federal Court of Canada (FC) held that Kennedy Trust’s Canadian Patent No 2,261,630 (630 Patent) is valid and infringed by Hospira’s (Hospira) biosimilar infliximab which is marketed as INFLECTRA (Hospira Healthcare Corporation v Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research,
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-finds-new-use-infliximab-patent-valid-and-infringed-by-hospira

First Certificates of Supplementary Protection Granted First Certificates of Supplementary Protection Granted

Regulatory Law
April 18, 2018April 18, 20182018-04-18
On September 21, 2017, the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations (CSP Regulations) came into force in Canada.  The CSP Regulations established a mechanism for drug manufacturers to obtain patent term extensions to account for marketing delays arising from the regulatory review time of a drug, up to a maximum of 2 years.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/first-certificates-of-supplementary-protection-granted

Google Fails in Bid to Vary or Set Aside Injunction in Google Equustek Row Google Fails in Bid to Vary or Set Aside Injunction in Google Equustek Row

Information Technology
April 18, 2018April 18, 20182018-04-18
On April 16, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC)  in 2018 BCSC 610 dismissed Google’s applicati
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/google-fails-bid-to-vary-or-set-aside-injunction-google-equustek-row

Federal Court Considers Motion Under Recently Amended PM(NOC) Regulations Federal Court Considers Motion Under Recently Amended PM(NOC) Regulations

Patent
April 18, 2018April 18, 20182018-04-18
On March 15, 2018, in Genentech Inc v Amgen Canada Inc, 2018 FC 303, the Federal Court  of Can
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-considers-motion-under-recently-amended-pmnoc-regulations

PIPEDA’s Breach Notification Safeguards Come into Force November 1, 2018 PIPEDA’s Breach Notification Safeguards Come into Force November 1, 2018

Information Technology
April 18, 2018April 18, 20182018-04-19
Starting November 1 2018, companies governed by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), will be required to report data breaches to affected customers, third parties and the federal Privacy Commissioner. These companies in all provinces except Alberta, British Columbia and Québec, as well as federally-regulated businesses such as banks and telecommunications companies, will be covered by the upcoming data breach notification obligations.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/pipeda%E2%80%99s-breach-of-notification-safeguards-come-into-force-november-1-2018

U.S. STRONGER Patents Act Bill Introduced to Boost U.S. Patent Protection U.S. STRONGER Patents Act Bill Introduced to Boost U.S. Patent Protection

Patent
April 3, 2018April 3, 20182018-04-04
On March 22, 2018, the Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives.   The STRONGER Patents Act seeks to strengthen the United States’ patent system, and also to stem abusive demand letters sent in bad faith.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/us-stronger-patents-act-bill-introduced-to-boost-us-patent-protection

Events

November 30, 2017

Please join the TIPG in welcoming James Kosa for the November dinner event.

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.

November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, Hung Nguyen will be moderating a panel presentation titled Update in IP and IT Law.  The panel will take place during the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Ontario Conference which is hosted at the Toronto Board of Trade.  

The Event Schedule for the Conference is available here:  https://on.facl.ca/tc-events/conference2017/