Recent Insights

Dr. Dre Not Likely to be Confused with a Gynecologist, USPTO Finds Dr. Dre Not Likely to be Confused with a Gynecologist, USPTO Finds

Trademark
May 16, 2018May 16, 20182018-05-16
On May 3, 2018, Dr. Dre lost a long running battle at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) over the mark “Dr. Drai”.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/dr-dre-not-likely-to-be-confused-a-gynecologist-uspto-finds

Supreme Court of Canada Denies Idenix’s Leave Application Regarding Sofosbuvir Patent Supreme Court of Canada Denies Idenix’s Leave Application Regarding Sofosbuvir Patent

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
May 16, 2018May 16, 20182018-05-16
On April 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) denied Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Idenix)’s leave application from a Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) decision dismissing Idenix’s appeal from a Federal Court (FC) decision (SCC Docket No. 37781).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-denies-idenix%E2%80%99s-leave-application-regarding-sofosbuvir-patent

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Presents Views on Privacy Implications of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles to Parliament Privacy Commissioner of Canada Presents Views on Privacy Implications of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle...

Privacy
May 16, 2018May 16, 20182018-05-16
On May 9, 2018, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Commissioner) appeared before the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in response to a January 2018 study on the regulatory and technical issues r
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-presents-views-on-privacy-implications-of-autonomous-and

CIPO Revises Chapters 1-3, 13, 17 and 23 of MOPOP CIPO Revises Chapters 1-3, 13, 17 and 23 of MOPOP

Patent
May 16, 2018May 16, 20182018-05-16
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has revised chapters 1-3, 13, 17 and 23 of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/cipo-revises-chapters-13-13-17-and-23-of-mopop

Oracle v Google: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API Oracle v Google: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API

Copyright
May 2, 2018May 2, 20182018-05-02
On March 27, 2018, in Oracle America, Inc v Google LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Northern District of California (Court) found that Google’s use of the Java Application Programming Interface (API) in its
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/oracle-v-google-fair-use-of-a-copyrighted-api

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/