DWW turns 30 years old on February 1, 2024
DWW turns 30 years old on February 1, 2024
Deeth Williams Wall has been recognized in The Globe and Mail's Best Law Firms in Canada 2024 in the practice areas of Cyber Security & Data Protection and Intellectual Property.
Deeth Williams Wall has been recognized in The Globe and Mail's Best Law Firms in Canada 2024 in the practice areas of Cyber Security & Data Protection and Intellectual Property.
Eight DWW Lawyers named in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (TM)
Eight DWW Lawyers named in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (TM)
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
Deeth Williams Wall has received awards and accolades from several national and international industry publications including Best of the Best, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyer, Lexpert Guide to Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global, Canadian Lawyer and IP Stars.
Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. This is where we come in.
The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) This is where we come in. Deeth Williams Wall

Recent Insights

USPTO Releases Guidance On Patentability Of AI-Assisted Inventions USPTO Releases Guidance On Patentability Of AI-Assisted Inventions

Patents
February 21, 2024February 21, 20242024-02-21
On February 13, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions (the Guidance). The Guidance was issued pursuant to President Biden’s executive order from October 30, 2023, tasking the USPTO with publishing guidance for stakeholders on how it will analyze inventorship issues relating to artificial intelligence (AI) (as previously reported by the E-TIPS® Newsletter here).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/uspto-releases-guidance-on-patentability-of-aiassisted-inventions

Federal Court Of Canada Finds Non-Infringement And Invalidity Of Takeda’s Patent Federal Court Of Canada Finds Non-Infringement And Invalidity Of Takeda’s Patent

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation
February 21, 2024February 21, 20242024-02-21
On February 7, 2024, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) issued its decision in Takeda Canada Inc. v Apotex Inc., 2024 FC 106, dismissing Takeda Canada Inc.’s (Takeda) claims for infringement of its Canadian Patent No. 2,570,916 (the 916 Patent) by Apotex Inc. (Apotex).
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-finds-noninfringement-and-invalidity-of-takeda%E2%80%99s-patent

Ontario Court Of Appeal Dismisses Appeal Relating To Capital One Data Breach Class Action Certification, Finding No Intrusion Upon Seclusion Ontario Court Of Appeal Dismisses Appeal Relating To Capital One Data Breach Class Action Certification, ...

Privacy
February 21, 2024February 21, 20242024-02-21
On January 31, 2024, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the Court) issued its decision in Del Giudice v Thompson, 2024 ONCA 70, considering the tort of intrusion upon seclusion in the context of data misuse and rejecting the appellants’ arguments seeking class action certification.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-court-of-appeal-dismisses-appeal-relating-to-capital-one-data-breach-class-action

Québec Court Grants Provisional Injunction Relating To Trademark License Agreements Québec Court Grants Provisional Injunction Relating To Trademark License Agreements

Intellectual Property
February 21, 2024February 21, 20242024-02-21
On January 29, 2024, the Québec Superior Court of Justice (the Court), in 4207602 Canada Inc. (Cameo Knitting) c Kodiak Group Holdings, 2024 QCCS 292, granted a provisional injunction enjoining the Defendants, Kodiak Group Holdings Co. and IW Apparel, LLC, from terminating their agreement for cause.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/qu%C3%A9bec-court-grants-provisional-injunction-relating-to-trademark-license-agreements

Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Launches Strategic Plan Outlining Priorities For The Next Three Years Office Of The Privacy Commissioner Of Canada Launches Strategic Plan Outlining Priorities For The Next Th...

Privacy
February 7, 2024February 7, 20242024-02-07
On January 22, 2024, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published a strategic plan (the Plan) that offers a high-level overview of the OPC’s vision for the next three years, including the types of initiatives that the OPC will be undertaking, areas in which it will focus its efforts, and outcomes that it intends to achieve.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/office-of-privacy-commissioner-of-canada-launches-strategic-plan-outlining-priorities-for

PHIPA Administrative Monetary Penalties Effective As Of January 1, 2024 PHIPA Administrative Monetary Penalties Effective As Of January 1, 2024

Privacy
February 7, 2024February 7, 20242024-02-07
On January 1, 2024, the amendments to section 61.1 of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and its accompanying regulation (the Regulation) took effect, providing the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) with additional enforcement power to impose administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) on those that contravene the legislation.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/phipa-administrative-monetary-penalties-effective-as-of-january-1-2024

Events

March 7, 2024

Deeth Williams Wall LLP is proud to sponsor CAN-TECH Law’s 2024 International Women’s Day event titled “#InspireInclusion: If Not Her, Then Whom?” at the Loft in Toronto on March 7, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2024, CAN-TECH has curated an exceptional lineup of six women from different realms of the legal profession to share their stories about how they inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion. The event will include a panel discussion, cocktails, and a seated dinner.

February 23, 2024

DWW is proud to be a silver sponsor of the 16th Annual Harold G. Fox IP Moot, which will be held from February 23rd, 2024 to February 24th, 2024 at the Federal Court of Canada and remotely.

The Harold G. Fox IP Moot seeks to promote education in the intellectual property field while providing law students from across Canada with the opportunity to present submissions in front of jurists of the Supreme, Ontario, and Federal Courts, and experienced practitioners of intellectual property law.

February 20, 2024

Imtiaz Karamat will be participating in a conference about Law and Technology hosted by Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) at Toronto Metropolitan University on February 20, 2024. The conference is for grade 11 students from across the Toronto District School Board and will discuss what technology means for the law, including providing workshops on a myriad of law and technology themed topics.