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Canada’s Federal Court Finds Generic’s Non-Infringement Allegation Justified but Grants Prohibition Order Due to Defective Notice of Allegation Canada’s Federal Court Finds Generic’s Non-Infringement Allegation Justified but Grants Prohibition Order Due to Defective Notice of Allegation

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

On July 5, 2016, Brown J of Canada’s Federal Court allowed a prohibition application by Bayer Inc (Bayer) against Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd (Fresenius) concerning Fresenius’ generic moxifloxacin hydrochloride (HCl) injection (Bayer’s AVELOX I.V.®) and Bayer’s Canadian Patent No.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canada’s-federal-court-finds-generic’s-non-infringement-allegation-justified-but-grants

Ontario Superior Court Quashes Domain Name, Passing Off, Copyright, and Trademark Infringement Claims in Boaden Catering v. Real Food for Real Kids Ontario Superior Court Quashes Domain Name, Passing Off, Copyright, and Trademark Infringement Claims in Boaden Catering v. Real Food for Real Kids

Trade-mark and Copyright Litigation
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27 Robert Dewald Robert Dewald

On June 30, 2016, in Boaden Catering Limited v Real Food For Real Kids Inc (2016 ONSC 4098), the Ontario Superior Court (ONSC) quashed all claims brought by the plaintiff, Boaden Catering Limited (Boaden), in a summary judgment motion. 

http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-quashes-domain-name-passing-off-copyright-and-trademark

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Dismisses Claim for Copyright Infringement in Architectural Drawings Nova Scotia Supreme Court Dismisses Claim for Copyright Infringement in Architectural Drawings

Copyright
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27 David Bowden David Bowden

In MacNutt v Acadia University (2016 NSSC 160), the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (the Court) dismissed an application claiming infringement of copyright in the applicant’s architectural concept drawings prepared for Acadia University. The Court found that the applicant’s concept drawings were “distinctly different” from the plans used by the University.

http://www.dww.com/articles/nova-scotia-supreme-court-dismisses-claim-for-copyright-infringement-architectural

Canada’s Federal Court Dismissed Alexion’s Challenge to the Jurisdiction of Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada’s Federal Court Dismissed Alexion’s Challenge to the Jurisdiction of Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27 Meenakshi Lakhanpal Meenakshi Lakhanpal

On June 23, 2016, in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc v Attorney General of Canada, 2016 FC 716, the Federal Court (FC) struck Alexion’s application seeking a declaratory relief that sections 80 to 86 and the words “in any proceeding under section 83” of section 87(1) of the Patent Act, (the impugned provisions) are unconstitutional and ultra vires.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canada’s-federal-court-dismissed-alexion’s-challenge-to-jurisdiction-of-patented-medicine

USPTO News: Launch of New Pilot Programs and Patent Eligibility Guidance USPTO News: Launch of New Pilot Programs and Patent Eligibility Guidance

Patent
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27

1. Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

On June 29, 2016, the USPTO launched a Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program to accelerate applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy.  The objective of the Pilot Program is to complete the examination of cancer immunotherapy applications within twelve months of special status being granted at no additional fee.  The Pilot Program will run for twelve months and is open to both US and international applicants. 

http://www.dww.com/articles/uspto-news-launch-of-new-pilot-programs-and-patent-eligibility-guidance

Chinese High Court Reduces Trademark Infringement Damages against New Balance by Almost 95% on Appeal Chinese High Court Reduces Trademark Infringement Damages against New Balance by Almost 95% on Appeal

Trade-mark
July 27, 2016July 27, 20162016-07-27 Michael House Michael House

On June 23, 2016, the Guangdong High Court of China (the High Court) released its decision in New Balance Trade (China) Co, Ltd v Zhou Lelun.  In this decision, the High Court upheld the lower court’s decision finding the Chinese affiliate of New Balance to be liable for trademark infringement of the registered trademark 新百 (Xin Bai Lun)

http://www.dww.com/articles/chinese-high-court-reduces-trademark-infringement-damages-against-new-balance-by-almost-95

News

Doug Deeth and Kavita Ramamoorthy named as IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook Doug Deeth and Kavita Ramamoorthy named as IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Handbook

July 8, 2016
July 8, 2016 2016-07-08
Kavita Ramamoorthy http://www.dww.com/news/doug-deeth-and-kavita-ramamoorthy-named-as-ip-stars-managing-intellectual-property-s-2016-ip

Marijo Coates and Kavita Ramamoorthy Named to Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's List of Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property (2016 ) Marijo Coates and Kavita Ramamoorthy Named to Managing Intellectual Property Magazine's List of Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property (2016 )

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016 2016-05-05
Kavita Ramamoorthy http://www.dww.com/news/marijo-coates-and-kavita-ramamoorthy-named-to-managing-intellectual-property-magazine-s-list

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 2016-01-08
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/news/dww-ranked-top-10-ip-boutique-by-canadian-lawyer-magazine-for-2016-17

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

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015 2015-12-03
Marijo Coates http://www.dww.com/news/dww-ranked-2016-chambers-canada-guide

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