Health Canada Advises of Changes in the Interpretation of “Identical Medicinal Ingredient” Health Canada Advises of Changes in the Interpretation of “Identical Medicinal Ingredient”

Food and Drug
November 1, 2017November 1, 20172017-11-01
On October 5, 2017, Health Canada published an Updated Notice entitled, “Up
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US Federal Circuit Affirms Decision Holding Patents Directed Toward Open-Payment Fare System as Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter US Federal Circuit Affirms Decision Holding Patents Directed Toward Open-Payment Fare System as Patent-In...

Patent
November 1, 2017November 1, 20172017-11-07
In Smart Sys Innovations, LLC v Chicago Transit Authority, the US Federal Circuit (Court) affirmed the decision of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (District Court) finding that US Patent Numbers 7,566,003, 7,568,617,
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Federal Court Considers Amendment of Pleadings Made Subsequent to SCC’s Promise Doctrine Decision Federal Court Considers Amendment of Pleadings Made Subsequent to SCC’s Promise Doctrine Decision

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
November 1, 2017November 1, 20172017-11-01
In Apotex Inc v Shire LLC, 2017 FC 831, Apotex Inc. sought leave to amend its statement of claim. Apotex had brought an action against Shire LLC for a declaration of non-infringement and invalidity of a Canadian patent.
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Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal Against Teranet Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal Against Teranet

Copyright
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-11-07
On September 28, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal (Court) released its decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd v Teranet Inc, 2017 ONCA 748,
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Health Canada Consulting on Drug and Device Fee Increases Health Canada Consulting on Drug and Device Fee Increases

Food and Drug
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-10-18
On October 13, 2017, Health Canada released a consultation document on proposed changes to fees associated with government activities related to drug (including veterinary drug) submission reviews, medical device submission reviews, Establishment Licences, and annual right-to-sell fees for the same. Recent governmental policy changes on fee setting make this possible for the regulator.
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Privacy Commissioner Provides Comment Regarding Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations Privacy Commissioner Provides Comment Regarding Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations

Privacy
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-10-18
On October 2, 2017, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPCC) sent a letter to the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development regarding the proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations that
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US Court of Appeals Affirms Enforceability of Amazon’s Terms of Service US Court of Appeals Affirms Enforceability of Amazon’s Terms of Service

Technology Contracting
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-10-18
On September 19, 2017, in an unpublished memorandum, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that had sent a putative class action against Amazon over its pricing practices to arbitration, as per Amazo
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Australian Court Upholds Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause in Online Agreement Australian Court Upholds Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause in Online Agreement

Technology Contracting
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-10-18
On August 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court) issued its decision in Gonzalez v Agoda Company Pte Ltd (2017 NSWSC 1133) upholdin
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Australian Appeal Court Finds Google Liable for Publication of Defamatory Content Australian Appeal Court Finds Google Liable for Publication of Defamatory Content

Information Technology
October 18, 2017October 18, 20172017-10-18
On October 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of South Australia (Court), in Google Inc v Duffy, [2017] SASCFC 130, affirmed that Google is liable for the public
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Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Applies Supreme Court’s Utility Test for the First Time to Uphold Validity of BMS’ Dasatinib Patent Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Applies Supreme Court’s Utility Test for the First Time to Uphold Validi...

Patent Litigation
October 4, 2017October 4, 20172017-10-04
On September 18, 2017, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) released its decision in BMS v Apotex Inc, 2017 FCA 190, reversing the Federal Court’s (FC) decision (
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Federal Court Clarifies When Use Must Commence for “Use in Canada” Filing Basis Federal Court Clarifies When Use Must Commence for “Use in Canada” Filing Basis

Trademark
October 4, 2017October 4, 20172017-10-04
In its decision in Les Marques Metro / Metro Brands SENC v 1161396 Ontario Inc. (2017 FC 806), the Federal Court (FC) confirmed that an applied-for trade-mark must have been used in association w
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Canada’s Trade-marks Act Amended to Expand Protection for Geographical Indications Canada’s Trade-marks Act Amended to Expand Protection for Geographical Indications

Trademark
October 4, 2017October 4, 20172017-10-04
On September 21, 2017, Canada’s Trade-marks Act (Act) was amended as a result of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA), expanding the definition of geographical indication (GI) to include agricultural products and foods.
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Patent
October 4, 2017October 4, 20172017-10-04
Due to the coming into force of the majority of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (“CETA Implementation”) on September 21, 2017, the Canadian Government and the Federal Court have released various guidance documen
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Canadian Border Services Agency Introduces Reporting Mechanism for Dangerous Counterfeit Goods Canadian Border Services Agency Introduces Reporting Mechanism for Dangerous Counterfeit Goods

Trademark
October 4, 2017October 4, 20172017-10-04
On September 13, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published Customs Notice 17-27 on reporting shipments of dangerous counterfeit or pirated goods.
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Quebec Court Refuses to Reject Action based on Unauthorized Use of HALLOUMI with Cheese Quebec Court Refuses to Reject Action based on Unauthorized Use of HALLOUMI with Cheese

Trademark and Copyright Litigation
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
In Ministry of Energy and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus v 3878422 Canada Inc. (2017 QCCS 3803), the Superior Court of Quebec (the Court) refused to dismiss an action based on the unauthorized use of HALLOUMI and HALOMI with cheese.
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CETA Implementation Act Comes Into Force on September 21, 2017 CETA Implementation Act Comes Into Force on September 21, 2017

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
On August 31, 2017, by Orders in Council, the Government of Canada announced that the majority of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act will come into force on September 21, 2017. The provisions that will come into force include:
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Federal Court Rejects Apotex’s Non-Infringing Alternatives in Omeprazole Profits Reference Federal Court Rejects Apotex’s Non-Infringing Alternatives in Omeprazole Profits Reference

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
The Federal Court (FC) recently issued its Public Judgment and Reasons regarding the financial compensation to be paid by Apotex as a result of Apotex’s infringement of AstraZeneca’s Canadian omeprazole formulation patent in AstraZeneca v Apotex Inc, 2017 FC 726.
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Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations Released Proposed Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations Released

Information Technology
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) amended Canada’s private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Doc
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Federal Court of Appeal Denies CarGurus’ Appeal from Competition Tribunal Federal Court of Appeal Denies CarGurus’ Appeal from Competition Tribunal

Copyright
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
On May 24, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) issued its decision in Cargurus Inc v Trader Corporation (2017 FCA 181).
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Privacy Commissioner of Canada Responds to Equifax Data Breach Privacy Commissioner of Canada Responds to Equifax Data Breach

Information Technology
September 20, 2017September 20, 20172017-09-20
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, a provider of consumer credit reports, reported that it had experienced a data breach affecting the personal information for as many as 143 million people located in or having dealings with the US.
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