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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


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


Canada’s Anti-Dilution Remedy is Not Limited to Registered Trademarks: The bunny keeps going… and going… and going | 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 2019 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 technical consultant Surena Hesami to Montreal | September 12, 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


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


Smart & Biggar hosts session for ACC Ontario to help in-house council navigate Canada’s IP landscape | April 23, 2018


Colour it Mine: Protecting Colour Trademarks in Canada | April 20, 2018


Smart & Biggar named among the Top “SME” Employers in Canada | April 13, 2018


No Section 8 Liability for Valid and Infringed Patent in NEXIUM Proceeding | March 29, 2018


New Use Patent for Janssen’s REMICADE valid and infringed by Hospira’s biosimilar INFLECTRA | March 29, 2018


FCA dismisses Lilly’s olanzapine section 8 damages appeal and grants cross-appeal allowing for recovery of pipefill sales and under-reporting of data | March 29, 2018


Smart & Biggar hosts IP Masterclass to provide IP strategy to Ottawa based start-ups, technology companies and entrepreneurs | March 19, 2018


Accounting of profits offers significant benefits to patent owners | March 19, 2018


The Trolls have arrived: Suspicious trademark applications on the rise | March 12, 2018


Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part II): how cannabis brand owners can cover their “buds” with plant breeders’ rights | March 5, 2018


Graham Hood will be at the Ryerson Communication & Design Conference | March 2, 2018


Federal Court of Appeal dismisses Teva’s levofloxacin damages appeal | February 28, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the C5’s Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Conference | February 27, 2018


Federal Court of Appeal approves website seizure and Anton Piller order against online copyright piracy platform | February 26, 2018


Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor The Harold G. Fox Moot - Canadian Intellectual Property | February 22, 2018


Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part I): 4 things that cannabis brand owners need to know | February 15, 2018


Signed, sealed and almost delivered - Canada’s new trademark law is in sight | February 12, 2018


Steve Garland honoured with the Lexology Client's Choice award | February 8, 2018


Danger in the Korean Peninsula: Ambush marketing and the Olympic Games | February 6, 2018


Smart & Biggar partner David Schwartz to present at the 2nd Annual IAM Pharma & Biotech IP Summit | February 2, 2018


Apotex granted damages from contract research organization for delayed FDA approval of two products | January 31, 2018


Smart & Biggar recognized as one of Ottawa’s “Top Employers” | January 31, 2018


Getting your patent application into the fast lane: Canada’s patent prosecution highway | January 24, 2018


Smart & Biggar is pleased to have two delegates attending the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute | January 23, 2018


Smart & Biggar sponsors the 23rd Annual CI Advertising & Marketing Law Conference and presents on IP in Marketing Campaigns | January 22, 2018


Celebrities, personality rights and privacy: what marketers need to know about permission | January 16, 2018


Top 10 Highlights of Canadian IP Law and Practice in 2017 | January 11, 2018


Steven Garland named Firm Managing Partner | January 10, 2018


In memory of Michael Wheeler | January 3, 2018


Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announces new partners for 2018 | January 2, 2018


Proposed amendments to Food and Drug Regulations and the Medical Devices Regulations to publicly release clinical data after completion of regulatory review process | December 27, 2017


Update on Biosimilars | December 15, 2017


Season's greetings | Meilleurs vœux | December 14, 2017


Canada moves closer to joining the Hague Agreement with the release of proposed new Industrial Design Regulations | December 12, 2017


Streamlined Canadian trademark litigation — Court of Appeal opens door to full compensation | December 11, 2017


 
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