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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS
CETA Draft Regulations Published on Patent Linkage and Term Restoration – 15 Day Public Comment Period

by Sheldon Hamilton, Lynn Ing and Daphne C. Lainson
The government has published the long anticipated draft regulations regarding changes to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations [“PMNOC Regulations”], and proposed Regulations to implement Certificates of Supplementary Protection (CSPs) [“CSP

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Dow obtains largest Canadian patent infringement award in history

by: Daniel Hnatchuk
The Federal Court has issued its Further Judgment and Reasons concerning the amount of financial compensation to be paid to the Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) as a result of earlier patent infringement and validity proceedings against NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“Nova”).

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Supreme Court of Canada states “The Internet has no borders” in upholding global injunction in search results case

by: Daniel Anthony
The Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Google v. Equustek, 2017 SCC 34, today, upholding an injunction requiring a non-party to an infringement action, Google, to remove links to infringing websites from its global search results.

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Federal Court reaffirms and reissues section 8 venlafaxine judgments overturned by the Court of Appeal for hearsay

by: Abigail Smith
As previously reported, in 2016 the Federal Court of Appeal set aside a decision of the Federal Court awarding Teva close to $125 million in damages under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations for its venlafaxine hydrochloride product (Pfizer’s EFFEXOR XR): Teva

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Canada’s New Draft Trademark and Industrial Design Regulations

by: Philip Lapin and Christine Genge
As we previously reported, Canada’s trademark law will be significantly overhauled. The most recent forecast from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) suggests that the new law will come into force by early 2019. Canada’s Industrial Design law is similarly undergoin

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar’s Daniel Anthony recognized as ‘Rising Star’ in Lexpert® U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Guide

Smart & Biggar announced today that associate Daniel Anthony has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2017 edition.

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Smart & Biggar shortlisted in four categories - Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for the Best Canadian firm award at Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Women in Business Law Awards, to be held in New York on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

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Smart & Biggar named a “powerhouse” for Canadian patent law with 11 individuals recommended in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced today that the firm has once again received top ranking with “Gold band” status across transactions, prosecution and litigation in the IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2017 edition.

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Smart & Biggar’s Nancy Pei recognized again as one of the world’s Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property

We are pleased to announce that Nancy Pei has once again been chosen as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars list for 2017.

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Smart & Biggar tops the rankings and is recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars as the “best IP firm in Canada”

Smart & Biggar announced today that 18 of the firm’s professionals were recognized by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, 2017 edition. The publication referenced Smart and Biggar as the “best IP firm in Canada”.

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