Recent Insights

Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments to Regulations on Prices of Patented Medicines Canada Publishes Proposed Amendments to Regulations on Prices of Patented Medicines

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-13
On December 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations (Proposed Amendments) to include new price regulatory factors that will help enable the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to protect Canadian consumers from excessive prices.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/canada-publishes-proposed-amendments-to-regulations-on-prices-of-patented-medicines

Update: Keatley Surveying Seeks Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada Update: Keatley Surveying Seeks Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-13
On November 27, 2017, Keatley Surveying Ltd (Keatley) sought leave to appeal the decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd v Teranet Inc, 2017 ONCA 748 to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/update-keatley-surveying-files-for-leave-to-appeal-to-supreme-court-of-canada

FCC to Vote on Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules FCC to Vote on Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Information Technology
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-14
UPDATE: On Thursday, December 14, 2017, the FCC voted to dismantle the Net Neutrality regulations that have been in place since 2015. Under the new regime, the FCC will no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as a Title II designation under the Communication Act. 
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/fcc-to-vote-on-repeal-of-net-neutrality-rules

R v Marakah: SCC Defends Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Text Messages R v Marakah: SCC Defends Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Text Messages

Privacy
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-13
On December 8, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) found that text messages that have been sent and received can, in some cases, attract a reasonable expectation of privacy according to s.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/r-v-marakah-scc-defends-reasonable-expectation-of-privacy-text-messages

CASL Indemnity Ordered in Addition to Order to Disclose Customer Data CASL Indemnity Ordered in Addition to Order to Disclose Customer Data

Information Technology
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-13
On November 15, 2017, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (the Board) ordered EfficiencyOne (E1) to provide Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/casl-indemnity-ordered-addition-to-order-to-disclose-customer-data

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Submits Views on the Regulatory and Technical Issues Related to Connected and Automated Vehicles Privacy Commissioner of Canada Submits Views on the Regulatory and Technical Issues Related to Connected ...

Information Technology
December 14, 2017December 14, 20172017-12-13
On November 22, 2017, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the Commissioner) made submissions to the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications (the Committee) relating to the regulatory and technical issues associated with the deployment of connected and automated vehicles.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-submits-views-on-regulatory-and-technical-issues-related-to

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/