Recent Insights

The Internet Has Borders: California Court Blocks Worldwide Interlocutory Injunction Affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada The Internet Has Borders: California Court Blocks Worldwide Interlocutory Injunction Affirmed by the Supr...

Information Technology
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
On November 3, 2017, the District Court for Northern California granted Google’s motion for preliminary injunctive relief, blocking the enforcement of the worldwide interlocutory injunction recently upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/internet-has-borders-california-court-blocks-worldwide-interlocutory-injunction-affirmed

UK Court of Appeal Finds Eli Lilly’s Tadalafil Patent Obvious to Try UK Court of Appeal Finds Eli Lilly’s Tadalafil Patent Obvious to Try

Patent
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
On November 1, in Actavis v ICOS, [2017] EWCA Civ 1671, the UK Court of Appeal held that Lilly’s EP (UK) 1,173,181 (the “Patent”) was invalid for obviousness. The Patent claims a dosage form comprising tadalafil (Lilly’s CIALIS®) at a maximum daily dose of 5 mg
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/uk-court-of-appeal-finds-eli-lilly%E2%80%99s-tadalafil-patent-obvious-to-try

UK Court of Appeal Affirms Decision that London Black Cabs Lack Distinctive Character UK Court of Appeal Affirms Decision that London Black Cabs Lack Distinctive Character

Trademark
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
In London Taxi Corporation Limited v Frazer-Nash Research Limited et al, [2017] EWCA Civ 1729, the UK Court of Appeal affirmed a decision of the High Court
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/uk-court-of-appeal-affirms-decision-london-black-cabs-lack-distinctive-character

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dissolves Injunction Restraining Release of Documentary Film Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dissolves Injunction Restraining Release of Documentary Film

Copyright
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
On August 11, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued its decision in Wiseau Studio et al v Richard Harper (2017 ONSC 6535) dissolving an interim injunction against the defendant for lacking disclosure and failing to pe
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-of-justice-dissolves-injunction-restraining-release-of-documentary

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dismisses Copyright Infringement Case Against Toronto Radio Station Ontario Superior Court of Justice Dismisses Copyright Infringement Case Against Toronto Radio Station

Copyright
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
On October 10, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court) issued its decision in John v Richards (2017 ONSC 6307) summarily dismissing an action for copyright infringement against the defendants.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-of-justice-dismisses-copyright-infringement-case-against-toronto

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Issues Excessive Pricing Order Against Alexion for SOLIRIS (eculizumab) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Issues Excessive Pricing Order Against Alexion for SOLIRIS (eculizu...

Regulatory Law
November 15, 2017November 15, 20172017-11-15
On September 20, 2017, a two-member panel (Panel) of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) held that Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (Alexion) pricing of its drug SOLIRIS (eculizumab) in Canada was excessive in accordance with Sections 83 and 85 of the Patent Act.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/patented-medicine-prices-review-board-issues-excessive-pricing-order-against-alexion-for

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.

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/

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.