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

In an action by Apotex for compensation from Sanofi and Schering under the Ontario Statute of Monopolies, U.K. Statute of Monopolies and the Trade-marks Act, the Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a motion judge’s decision denying Sanofi and Schering leave to amend their defences to plead the Supreme Court of Canad

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CADTH releases Environmental Scan on International Policies on Use of Biosimilars

In October 2018, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) issued an interesting Environmental Scan on International Policies on the Appropriate Use of Biosimilar Drugs (Report).

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Divided success in Sandoz’s motion to strike monetary remedies and other novel claims in rituximab PMNOC actions

A Federal Court Order has issued on a motion to strike brought by Sandoz in four actions relating to infringement of rituximab patents. The Court’s treatment of the novel claims by Roche may be of interest to litigants under the current scheme of the PMNOC Regulations.

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

After years of uncertainty, a date has been finally been set for the implementation of Canada’s new trademark law. The new law will come into force on June 17, 2019.

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

Section 22 of the Canadian Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark’s goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally under-utilized weapon for dealing with damaging comparative advertising campaigns.

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Six Smart & Biggar partners named among the leading practitioners in Canada for the Lexpert®/ALM500

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s partners have been recognized among Canada’s leading intellectual property practitioners in the 21st Edition of The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert/ALM500).

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Smart & Biggar tops the Legal 500 Canada with Tier 1 ranking and 6 lawyers recommended for Intellectual Property

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce its recognition as a ‘Tier 1’ firm for Intellectual Property in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Canada for the fifth year running.

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Five partners from Smart & Biggar named as Leading Litigation Lawyers by Lexpert

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that François Guay, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, Mark Evans and Sheldon Hamilton are featured among Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers for 2018 in the Lexpert Special Edition on Litigation.

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Gunars Gaikis recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2019

Partner, Gunars Gaikis, has been described as “one of the best patent litigators since the industry began”. He has been recognised as among the leading life sciences patent litigators, an outstanding biotechnology lawyer and in the world’s top 30 patent attorneys.

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Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie and Lynn Ing named ‘Rising Stars’ by MIP IP Stars

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that associates, Lynn Ing and Guillaume Lavoie Ste-Marie have been selected by MIP to appear in IP Stars - Rising Stars guide.

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