Recent Insights

US Supreme Court Holds Patent Exhaustion Applies to Both Domestic and International Sales US Supreme Court Holds Patent Exhaustion Applies to Both Domestic and International Sales

Patent
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
On May 30, 2017, in Impression Products, Inc v Lexmark International, Inc, the United States Supreme Court held that “a patentee’s decision to sell a product exhausts all of its patent rights in th
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/us-supreme-court-holds-patent-exhaustion-applies-to-both-domestic-and-international-sales

Federal Court Reaffirms Venlafaxine Section 8 Damages on Remand Federal Court Reaffirms Venlafaxine Section 8 Damages on Remand

Patent
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
On May 26, 2017, the Federal Court held that Teva was entitled to section 8 damages, in a redetermination of its previous trial decision (Teva Canada Limited v Pfizer Canada Inc, 2017 FC 526).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-reaffirms-venlafaxine-section-8-damages-on-remand

Ontario Court of Appeal Dismissed Appeal from Non-Infringement Finding of a US Patent Ontario Court of Appeal Dismissed Appeal from Non-Infringement Finding of a US Patent

Patent
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
On May 24, 2017, in OrthoArm Incorporated v GAC International LLC, 2017 ONCA 418, the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of the trial judge’s finding of non-infringement of a US patent
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-court-of-appeal-dismissed-appeal-from-noninfringement-finding-of-a-us-patent

International Organization for Standardization Holds First Meeting for the Blockchain Technical Committee International Organization for Standardization Holds First Meeting for the Blockchain Technical Committee...

Information Technology
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently reported on its first meeting for the newly created technical committee for standardization of blockchain and distributed ledger t
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/international-organization-for-standardization-holds-first-meeting-for-blockchain

Update: Commencement of European Unified Patent Court Delayed Update: Commencement of European Unified Patent Court Delayed

Patent
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
The December 2017 target date for the entry into operation of the European Unified Patent Court (UPC) has been delayed, according to an update recently published on the UPC’s website.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/update-commencement-of-european-unified-patent-court-delayed

Ontario Proposes Changes to Employment Standards Act Ontario Proposes Changes to Employment Standards Act

Technology Contracting
June 14, 2017June 14, 20172017-06-14
On June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario tabled Bill 148, entitled “An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and to make related amendments to othe
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-proposes-changes-to-employment-standards-act

Events

September 15, 2017

Richard Austin will be a panelist during the 2017 Guide to Legal & Business Risk Management in Cloud and SaaS Based Environments event on September 15, 2017.  Richard will be presenting on a panel discussing: Cloud Computing Agreements: Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls

June 1, 2017

Heather‎ Watts and Junyi Chen both spoke on the topic of Changes to the Patent Act resulting from CETA at the CAPRA Education Day on June 1, 2017.

May 11, 2017

A number of the partners attended the CBA IP Section's annual Judges' Dinner, which allows the bar to mingle with the bench at a black tie event in Ottawa.  

For more about the CBA IP Section, see http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_IP/main/.