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Daphne Lainson examines IP law in Mexico, Canada and the US for in-house counsel | April 24, 2019


Alice Tseng addresses Cannabis basics at Elena's Club | April 23, 2019


Cannabis Patent Implications | April 17, 2019


Smart & Biggar named a Top “SME” Employer in Canada for a second year | April 15, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts the AIPLA ‘Women in IP’ Networking dinner in Calgary | April 12, 2019


Smart & Biggar’s Marketing and Advertising experts share legal insights with Ad Standards Canada | April 11, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts a workshop to help Victoria inventors protect their hardware innovations | April 10, 2019


ACT NOW: Follow this ‘TO DO’ list to save money on Canadian trademarks before June 17th | April 10, 2019


Mark Evans provides an update on Canadian Trademark Law Reform at ABA-IPL Annual Meeting | April 9, 2019


Philip Lapin joins INTA webcast on new non-traditional marks in Canada | April 9, 2019


Quick, Easy, Secure: Canada joins WIPO’s Digital Access Service for industrial design priority documents | April 8, 2019


On the (Quebec Health) Record: the Federal Court holds the Quebec government liable for patent infringement | April 5, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 2019 CCCA National Conference | April 5, 2019


Smart & Biggar intervenes before the SCC on behalf of the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia in copyright infringement class action suit against Teranet | April 5, 2019


Mark Biernacki shares an update on Canadian Trademark Reform at San Francisco INTA Roundtable | April 3, 2019


Alice Tseng presents on publicly insured services at Canadian medical technology conference MedTech | April 2, 2019


Final regulations addressing the public release of clinical information now in force | March 28, 2019


Health Canada and CADTH launch new initiative to provide early parallel scientific advice | March 28, 2019


Federal Court finds invalidity allegations relating to patent for metformin formulations not justified | March 28, 2019


#InfluencerMarketing: What advertisers need to know about disclosure | March 27, 2019


Smart & Biggar recognizes self-funded Ottawa start-ups at 2019 Bootstrap Awards | March 18, 2019


SAVE MONEY: Renew all Canadian trademark registrations now | March 18, 2019


Laura Easton and Artemis Lai join the next generation of female technology lawyers at 2019 ChIPs Next Gen Summit | March 13, 2019


Smart & Biggar salutes female partners as leaders on International Women’s Day | March 8, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts workshop for Vancouver tech companies on the importance of IP | March 6, 2019


Graham Hood speaks on trademark and copyright law considerations for Cannabis producers at University of Toronto | February 28, 2019


Orders of prohibition relating to polymorphic form patent for PRISTIQ upheld on appeal | February 27, 2019


Proposed changes to OHIP+ Program | February 27, 2019


Costco Pharmacies receive $7.25M penalty for accepting drug rebates | February 27, 2019


In fond memory of James Daniel Kokonis, QC | February 25, 2019


Smart & Biggar supports a new generation of IP legal professionals at the 11th annual Fox IP Moot | February 22, 2019


SAVE MONEY: File your multi-class applications in Canada now | February 20, 2019


Mark Pidkowich and Matthew Leaper join IP and cannabis panel at ‘Grow Your Assets’ conference | February 19, 2019


Smart & Biggar hosts Trademarks & IP Masterclass to help Ottawa start-ups protect their brands | February 19, 2019


Smart & Biggar recognized as a ‘top employer’ in Ottawa | January 30, 2019


Trademarks in Canada: A year of change and global harmony | January 29, 2019


Year-end Round-up: Notable Trademark Case Law From 2018 | January 29, 2019


Smart & Biggar sponsors AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Tampa | January 29, 2019


Abbott/Takeda permitted to plead that a third party’s patent would be infringed by alleged non-infringing alternative | January 25, 2019


Enjoy your cannabis hot chocolate, but not so fast on the cannabis beer | January 25, 2019


New Program for Québec companies rewards innovation with financial assistance | January 24, 2019


Contrasts and Distinctions: Canadian Patent Law Developments in 2018 | January 23, 2019


Year-end Round-up: Notable Canadian Patent Cases of 2018 | January 23, 2019


Alice Tseng joins a panel of cannabis legal experts at the Toronto Lawyers Association | January 23, 2019


Matthew Zischka instructs advanced IPIC Patent Agent Training Course | January 23, 2019


Smart & Biggar partner Keltie Sim Luft presents on Advertising & Marketing Law at The Canadian Institute | January 18, 2019


Smart & Biggar expands in Montreal with two new litigation associates | January 16, 2019


Mark Evans presents the 2018 Trademarks Update at the Law Society of Ontario’s 23rd Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review | January 15, 2019


Ekaterina Tsimberis named Director of IPIC’s Trademarks course at McGill University | January 7, 2019


2018 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP | January 7, 2019


What’s in a name? Canada may have just made it more difficult to register name and surname marks | January 7, 2019


Smart & Biggar announces new Partner and Counsel promotions for 2019 | January 2, 2019


FCA overturns cefaclor damages decision on prejudgment interest issue, provides guidance on NIA defence | December 19, 2018


Smart & Biggar’s patent litigation experts featured in The Patent Litigation Law Review | December 17, 2018


Five important changes to the Canadian Patent Act now in effect | December 17, 2018


Christine Genge discusses the Hague Agreement and Canadian Innovation | December 10, 2018


Canada’s new Patent Rules: twelve notable changes and tips | December 3, 2018


Ontario Court of Appeal allows Sanofi and Schering to plead that Federal Court ramipril patent invalidity decision was flawed due to “promise doctrine” | November 29, 2018


CADTH releases Environmental Scan on International Policies on Use of Biosimilars | November 29, 2018


Divided success in Sandoz’s motion to strike monetary remedies and other novel claims in rituximab PMNOC actions | November 29, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors a morning of Books & Breakfast for Women in IP | November 22, 2018


Yoon Kang and Kohji Suzuki attend the APAA General Assembly in New Delhi, India | November 16, 2018


The date is set: June 17, 2019 — Canada’s New Trademark Law will be in Force | November 14, 2018


Canada’s Anti-Dilution Remedy is Not Limited to Registered Trademarks: The bunny keeps going… and going… and going | November 13, 2018


Matthew Leaper and Kwan Loh help Victoria software founders protect their start-ups | November 13, 2018


Urszula Wojtyra returns to alma mater to participate in Women and the Law panel discussion | November 12, 2018


Urszula Wojtyra discusses top patent cases at the U of T Annual Patent Colloquium | November 8, 2018


We have liftoff: Canada’s new Industrial Design Regime has launched | November 5, 2018


Smart & Biggar lawyers head to New Orleans for annual INTA Leadership Meeting | November 2, 2018


Apotex not permitted to plead promise-based invalidity grounds in Ontario section 8 lansoprazole action | October 31, 2018


New Bill C-86 introduces many more changes to IP laws | October 30, 2018


Partner Mark Biernacki participates in the annual CAN-TECH Law Conference | October 26, 2018


Smart & Biggar lawyers join AIPLA members for annual meeting in Washington DC | October 24, 2018


Andrea Kroetch joins emerging women in law and IP at ChIPs 2018 Next Gen Summit | October 16, 2018


Yoon Kang and Daphne Lainson present on patent rights in Canada at LSPN North America | October 15, 2018


Steve Garland presents on Canadian patent litigation issues to in-house counsel in Silicon Valley | October 15, 2018


Smart & Biggar partners join IP and licensing experts in Boston at LES Annual Meeting | October 12, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes members of the Federal Circuit Bar Association to Ottawa | October 9, 2018


Smart & Biggar team members across Canada meet in Vancouver for IPIC 92nd Annual Conference | October 9, 2018


Smart & Biggar’s Graham Hood weighs in at the Annual Fraud & Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Toronto | October 3, 2018


USMCA v NAFTA: What’s changed and what it means for IP in Canada | October 2, 2018


Tim Stevenson takes part in the 97th PTMG Group Conference in Dubrovnik | October 2, 2018


Graham Hood delivers keynote on USMCA to Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network | October 2, 2018


Ekaterina Tsimberis visits Napa Valley for the 2018 International Wine Law Association/AIDV Conference | October 1, 2018


Patent agent Jeff Leuschner leads seminar for IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn series | October 1, 2018


Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regime: First Anniversary Update | September 28, 2018


Amended PMNOC Regulations: First Anniversary Update | September 28, 2018


Smart & Biggar’s Oliver Stone joins UK colleagues at the CIPA Congress in London | September 25, 2018


Smart & Biggar lawyers head to Chicago for IPO Annual Meeting | September 20, 2018


Smart & Biggar partners join AIPPI members in Mexico for World Congress | September 20, 2018


Keltie Sim Luft attends the 32nd MARQUES annual conference | September 17, 2018


You don’t need to build it for them to come: Federal Court affirms trademark “use” for services does not require bricks and mortar business in Canada | September 13, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes six new associates in Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver | September 11, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors INTA’s 2018 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting in Orlando, Florida | September 11, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Aleksandra (Sasha) Gracia to life sciences practice in Ottawa | September 10, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the 2018 ALAI International Congress in Montreal | September 10, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts IP Masterclass for software and “Saas” innovators | September 7, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes seven articling students in Ottawa and Toronto | September 5, 2018


Teva succeeds in section 8 bortezomib action; infringement counterclaim dismissed | August 27, 2018


Eli Lilly’s EFFIENT combination use patent found obvious | August 27, 2018


Federal Court dismisses first motion for early dismissal under amended PMNOC Regulations | August 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar builds on strengths in Montreal with new additions in Litigation, Transactions and Patents | August 16, 2018


No store, no problem: Federal Court’s broad interpretation of “use” an advantage for non-Canadian retail trademark owners | August 7, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Bryant Boulianne to life sciences practice in Ottawa | August 2, 2018


Food businesses face extensive new requirements for food safety in Canada | July 30, 2018


Shire’s VYVANSE patent valid, prohibition order issued | July 27, 2018


First judicial consideration of Vanessa’s Law: Health Canada must disclose requested clinical trial data | July 27, 2018


Cannabis takes the next step: new federal regulations | July 25, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law Conference | July 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar partners deliver patent and trademark courses for IPIC at McGill University | July 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Tom Trinh to life sciences practice in Vancouver | July 23, 2018


The Date is set: this November Canada implements the Hague Agreement and rolls out a modernized industrial design regime | June 28, 2018


Update on biosimilars | June 27, 2018


Cannabis Act passes in Canada without controversial amendments | June 22, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes 13 summer students to the Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto offices | June 21, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes CSUSA to Toronto for 2018 Annual Meeting | June 8, 2018


Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers in Canada | June 5, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes delegates of FICPI World Congress to Toronto, Canada | June 4, 2018


Meet Smart & Biggar in Boston for the 2018 BIO International Convention | June 1, 2018


Peering over the neighbours’ fence: key differences in trademark laws between Canada and the U.S. | May 31, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Alice Tseng as Partner in our Life Sciences practice in Toronto | May 28, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute | May 23, 2018


An Update on Vanessa’s Law | May 23, 2018


Connect with Smart & Biggar in Seattle at INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting | May 17, 2018


Smart & Biggar discusses IP enforcement in oil and agriculture for ACC Alberta | May 16, 2018


Three delegates from Smart & Biggar attend the AIPLA Spring Meeting | May 15, 2018


Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now | May 8, 2018


Laura Easton attends LESA’s 51st Annual Refresher: Business | May 4, 2018


Smart & Biggar welcomes Patrick Roszell as Counsel in Toronto | May 2, 2018


Smart & Biggar connects with leaders in innovation and technology at OCE Discovery | April 30, 2018


Standing Committee on Health proposes National Pharmacare program, modifications to prescription and generic drug pricing | April 27, 2018


Apotex fails to establish it would have obtained non-infringing perindopril from foreign third-party suppliers; original $61+ million profits award stands | April 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 2018 CCCA National Conference | April 27, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts 2018 AIPLA ‘Women in IP’ Global Networking events across three Canadian cities | April 26, 2018


Smart & Biggar partner Gunars Gaikis presents Canadian patent updates at LSPN North America. | April 24, 2018


 
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