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Top 5 reasons to consider patent litigation in Canada now

by: Steven Garland and Jean-Sébastien Dupont
Canada has historically been a much less active jurisdiction for patent litigation compared to the United States, which can be explained in part by the simple fact that the United States’ market is almost 10 times the size of the Canadian market.

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

by Abigail Smith
While common among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada does not have a national pharmacare program, i.e. a single system of public insurance coverage for prescription drugs. On April 19, 2018, the Standing Committee on Health (Committee) r

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

By Urszula Wojtyra
Servier and its related company ADIR were successful in another chapter of patent litigation relating to perindopril (Servier’s COVERSYL): the Federal Court again dismissed Apotex’s non-infringing alternative defence, finding that Apotex would not have called on foreign third parties to manufact

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Colour it Mine: Protecting Colour Trademarks in Canada

by: Andrea Kroetch and Sebastian Beck-Watt
Trademark laws in Canada will soon be changing, and among these will be an expanded definition of “trademark”, which will now include the possibility of protecting colour per se as a trademark (as opposed to colour applied to a product having a particular shape). Rights ow

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No Section 8 Liability for Valid and Infringed Patent in NEXIUM Proceeding

by: Kevin P. Siu
What happens when a patentee is unsuccessful in a prohibition application under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations against a generic entrant, but subsequently prevails in an infringement action on the same patent? Can it be liable for section 8 damages under the Reg

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar short-listed for seven ‘Women in Business Law’ awards by Euromoney LMG

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for seven awards by Euromoney Legal Media Group for their Women in Business Law Awards, to be held in New York on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

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Nancy Pei named one of the world’s 'Top 250 Women in IP' for the third consecutive year

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that Nancy Pei has again been recognized as one of the Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars list for 2018.

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Smart & Biggar tops the rankings for IP law in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Smart & Biggar confirms its position as a leader in IP law across Canada in the most recent edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

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Smart & Biggar dominates Managing Intellectual Property Awards, and wins "Canadian IP Boutique of the Year"

Smart & Biggar is proud to have been honoured with a record-setting five (5) prestigious awards by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm has long been recognized by MIP as a leader in IP, and this year was the only Canadian firm to be nominated across all categories.

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Smart & Biggar tops Managing Intellectual Property’s Canadian patent rankings for fifth year in a row

Smart & Biggar is pleased to announce that the firm has once again earned the top ranking as a Tier One firm in the areas of patent contentious and patent prosecution in Managing Intellectual Property's 2018 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. This is the fifth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has been recognized at the hi

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