Recent Insights

Federal Court Denies Motion on Consent to Grant Protective Order Federal Court Denies Motion on Consent to Grant Protective Order

Patent
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
On March 7, 2019, the Federal Court of Canada (Court) issued its decision in Canadian National Railway Company v BNSF Railway Company, 2019 FC 281, dismissing a motion on consent to issue a proposed protective
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-denies-motion-on-consent-to-grant-protective-order

Apotex Inc v Schering Corp Saga over the Ramipril Drug Continues Apotex Inc v Schering Corp Saga over the Ramipril Drug Continues

Patent
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
On February 27, 2019, in Apotex Inc v Schering Corporation (2019 ONSC 1393), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted Schering and Sanofi-Aventis (collectively “Sanofi”) leave to bring a motion to strike Apotex’s pleadings dealing with the validity of
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/apotex-inc-v-schering-corp-saga-over-ramipril-drug-continues

United States Court of Appeals on Inherency United States Court of Appeals on Inherency

Patent
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
On March 8, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the Court) issued a decision in Personal Web Technologies, LLC, v Apple, Inc, reversing a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) concluding that certain claims of U.S. Patent No 7,802,310 (the ’310 Patent) were obvious in view of U.S.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/united-states-court-of-appeals-on-inherency

Internet of Things Security Bill Introduced in US House and Senate Internet of Things Security Bill Introduced in US House and Senate

Information Technology
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
On March 11, 2019 the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 (the “Act”), a bill which would require minimum of security standards for any Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased by the US federal government, was
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/internet-of-things-security-bill-introduced-us-house-and-senate

UK House of Lords Releases Report Calling for "Digital Authority" to Regulate Technological World UK House of Lords Releases Report Calling for "Digital Authority" to Regulate Technological World

Information Technology
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
The United Kingdom House of Lords (the “House”) recently released a report suggesting the creation of a "Digital Authority" in an effort to regulate the technological world, most notably online giants.  While the "Digital Authority" is not expected to replace the roles that organizations such as the UK Information Commissioner's Office play in the industry, it aims to collaborate with such organizations
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/uk-house-of-lords-releases-report-calling-for-digital-authority-to-regulate-technological

Celebrities to Dismiss & Refile Their Copyright Infringement Claims Against Fortnite Game Maker Celebrities to Dismiss & Refile Their Copyright Infringement Claims Against Fortnite Game Maker

Copyright
March 21, 2019March 21, 20192019-03-21
On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp v Wall-Street.com, LLC, 586 US (2019) finding that a claim for copyright infringement cannot be filed until after the US Copyright Office has granted registrati
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/celebrities-to-dismiss-refile-their-copyright-infringement-claims-against-fortnite-game

Events

October 30, 2018

Jennifer Davidson will be moderating a panel on Women in Technology at CAN-TECH's 22nd Annual

October 29, 2018

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel on “Intermediary Accountability in the D

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.