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Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Considers Key Patent Law Issues Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Considers Key Patent Law Issues

Patent
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Junyi Chen Junyi Chen

On April 20, 2016, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its judgment in Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v Eli Lilly Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 119, dismissing an appeal by Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC (Mylan) from an order prohibiting regulatory approval of Mylan’s generic version of the Eli Lilly Canada Inc (Lilly) drug CIALIS® (tadalafil) until the expiry of Canadian Patent No. 2,226,784 (the 784 Patent).

http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-federal-court-of-appeal-considers-key-patent-law-issues

Federal Court of Canada Orders Health Canada to Issue NHP Product Licence Federal Court of Canada Orders Health Canada to Issue NHP Product Licence

Natural Health Products
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Meenakshi Lakhanpal Meenakshi Lakhanpal

On April 6, 2016, Canada’s Federal Court (FC) released its judgment in The Winning Combination Inc v Canada (Minister of Health), 2016 FC 381, allowing an application for judicial review brought by The Winning Combination Inc (TWC) from a series of decisions by Health Canada refusing TWC a product licence under the Natural Health Product Regulations for TWC’s product Resolve® (RESOLVE), a smoking cessation aid. 

http://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-orders-health-canada-to-issue-nhp-product-licence

US Federal Trade Secret Laws Approved by Congress: Next Step toward Uniform Trade Secrets Enforcement US Federal Trade Secret Laws Approved by Congress: Next Step toward Uniform Trade Secrets Enforcement

Trade-secret
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Robert Dewald Robert Dewald

On April 27, 2016, the US House of Representatives passed the Hatch-Coons Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which modifies the Economic Espionage Act by creating a private civil right of action for trade secret misappropriation.  The DTSA, which has been publically supported by the Obama administration, now goes to the White House for signature.

http://www.dww.com/articles/us-federal-trade-secret-laws-approved-by-congress-next-step-toward-uniform-trade-secrets

Canadian Competition Bureau Ends Investigation of Google Canadian Competition Bureau Ends Investigation of Google

Information Technology
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Sarah Mavula Sarah Mavula

On April 19, 2016, the Canada’s Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) announced that an investigation by the Competition Bureau (Bureau) into Google Inc (Google) for abuse of dominance contrary to the Competition Act had been discontinued.  The investigation, commenced in 2013, centred on Google’s online search, search advertising, and display advertising services in Canada.

http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-competition-bureau-ends-investigation-of-google

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Affirms Award for Tort of Intrusion upon Seclusion Ontario Superior Court of Justice Affirms Award for Tort of Intrusion upon Seclusion

Privacy
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Michael House Michael House

On April 21, 2016, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released the decision of Harper J in John Stevens v Glennis Walsh, affirming a Small Claims Court finding that the unauthorized disclosure of a co-worker’s personal information to third parties was an intrusion upon seclusion.

http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-superior-court-of-justice-affirms-award-for-tort-of-intrusion-upon-seclusion

Health Canada Issues Notice on Management of Safety Updates under Vanessa’s Law Health Canada Issues Notice on Management of Safety Updates under Vanessa’s Law

Food & Drug
May 4, 2016May 4, 20162016-05-04 Meenakshi Lakhanpal Meenakshi Lakhanpal

On April 22, 2016, Health Canada issued a notice (Notice) describing how it is managing safety updates for therapeutic products when a serious health risk is identified under the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law).

http://www.dww.com/articles/health-canada-issues-notice-on-management-of-safety-updates-under-vanessa’s-law

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 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

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 2016-01-08
Michael Erdle http://www.dww.com/news/doug-deeth-amy-lynne-williams-and-michael-erdle-named-2016-lexpert-american-lawyer-guide-to

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 2015-09-10
Amy-Lynne Williams http://www.dww.com/news/marijo-and-amy-lynne-listed-expert-guides-women-business-law-2015

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