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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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Anti-Spam Legislation’s Private Right of Action Suspended

by: Jennifer Ponton
In a news release on June 7, the Government announced that it was suspending the implementation of the “private right of action” provisions in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL), in response to broad-based concerns raised by businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.

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Federal Court of Appeal finds that Apotex did not fail to mitigate its damages in relation to Apo-Trazadone drug submission

by: Abigail Smith
On April 6, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Federal Court’s finding that Apotex failed to mitigate the damage it incurred as the result of Health Canada’s misfeasance in public office and negligence in its processing of Apotex’s drug submission for Apo-Trazodone: Apotex Inc v Can

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The Pricing of Patented Drugs in Canada: Stakeholder Consultation Period Open Until June 28, 2017

by: Daphne Lainson
The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulates the price of patented medicines in Canada by determining whether a price is excessive. The Board is revisiting its approach to pricing, and has now released a consultation document that proposes a number of changes to the Patented Medic

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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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