James Kosa, partner at Deeth Williams Wall LLP, and Andrew Arruda, CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence were panelists at the Ontario Bar Association this week and discussed the benefits of AI and how it can help lawyers be more efficient and creative. An article by Alexia Kapralos of Canadian Lawyer Magazine about the presentation is available online
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/ai-law-helping-lawyers-to-be-more-efficient-and-creative
On December 14, 2017, the Canadian Patent Appeal Board (Board) in decision number 1436 regarding an application entitled “Delivery Notice and Method Using the Same” recommended that the application be refused on the basis that claimed invention is directed to non-statutory subject matter, is obvious, and is indefinite.
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-patent-appeal-board-rejects-delivery-notice-system-as-unpatentable-subject-matter
On January 25, 2018, in a 2:1 split decision, the US Federal Circuit released its decision in Core Wireless Licensing v LG Electronics Inc, affirming the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/graphical-user-interface-menu-structure-found-to-be-patenteligible-subject-matter-us
On January 17, 2018, the Federal Court (FC) dismissed the appeal of Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust (Trust) from a decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) refusing the Trust’s application to register the mark AJIT based on its use in association with printed publications and newspapers (Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v Navsun Holding
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/distinctiveness-test-trademark-opposition-not-same-distinctiveness-test-for-passing-off
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has extended its Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) for three years, until January 5, 2021. The PPH program between CIPO and the EPO serves to fast-track patent applications in one country when a patent has been granted in the other.
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-intellectual-property-office-and-european-patent-office-extend-patent-prosecution
On January 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada denied Vancouver Career College leave to appeal in Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby), 2017 BCCA 41 (previously reported in the
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/vancouver-career-college-denied-leave-to-appeal-trademark-decision-to-supreme-court-of
Deeth Williams Wall LLP has been listed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the Top Ten IP Boutiques for 2018. The complete list of Canadian Lawyer Magazine top ranked IP boutiques firms is available online here:
Deeth Williams Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/dww-listed-top-ten-ip-boutiques-for-2018-by-canadian-lawyer-magazine
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 Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/canada-publishes-proposed-amendments-to-regulations-on-prices-of-patented-medicines
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 Wallhttp://www.dww.com/articles/fcc-to-vote-on-repeal-of-net-neutrality-rules