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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS
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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Bill C-30 passes Senate today to usher in changes to Canadian pharma patent regulations

by: Nancy Pei and Daphne Lainson
Bill C-30 was passed by the Senate today, May 11, 2017 without amendment. Bill C-30 is the bill that will implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). As reported here, this Bill was first tabled in the House of Commons on October 31, 201

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Prepare for Canada Day by Reviewing Your Pending Industrial Design Applications

by: Lionel Fishman and Christine Genge
July 1, 2017, is Canada’s 150th birthday. But it is also the deadline for taking certain actions in respect of pending Canadian design applications.

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Teva awarded section 8 damages regarding pregabalin and olanzapine

by: Shirley Liang Komosa
On March 30 and April 4, 2017, the Federal Court released two decisions on the merits under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (“PMNOC Regulations”) regarding pregabalin (Pfizer’s LYRICA) in Teva Canada Limited v Pfizer Canada I

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Grey Marketing – Still Not Black and White in Canada

by: Tomek Nishijima
Grey marketing, sometimes referred to as “parallel importation”, is the diversion of goods, originally intended for sale only in certain countries, to other countries where they were not intended to be sold. The goods are not counterfeit since they were legitimately marketed and acquired throug

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RANKINGS & RECOGNITION
Smart & Biggar recognized as the top-ranked firm for Canadian IP in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again earned top ranking in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The firm was recognized as the “Most frequently recommended” firm in Ottawa, Toronto, and “Consistently recommended” firm in Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. The firm continues t

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Eleven Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017

Smart & Biggar announced today that eleven professionals were recognized as leading patent professionals in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017.

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Smart & Biggar again tops Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 Canadian patent rankings

Smart & Biggar 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 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Patents. This is the fourth consecutive year that Smart & Biggar has received the highest ranking.

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World IP Review recognizes 10 Smart & Biggar partners as 2017 WIPR Leaders

Smart & Biggar announced today that ten of the firm’s partners have been recognized in the 2017 World IP Review Leaders, a comprehensive guide to the top intellectual property lawyers in the areas of patents and trademarks across the globe.

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Smart & Biggar shortlisted for eight North America awards by Managing Intellectual Property

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been shortlisted for eight awards at Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 North America Awards, to be held in Washington, DC on March 23, 2017.

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