On Friday, December 2nd, 2016, Ekaterina Tsimberis spoke to an audience hosted by the Centre de Recherche en Droit Public at the University of Montreal at their conference ‘A new international reality for brands in Canada’.
Join Matthew Zischka on November 24th at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)’s Annual Meeting and Lunch ‘n Learn Program in Montreal, QC.
The biggest challenge many in-house counsel face is how to assess the quality of their company’s intellectual property so as to decide which innovations and marks deserve patent, trademark and design protection – and which do not.
Join George Elvira and Julien Verneau on November 18th where they will participate in the sixth annual BioConnect Symposium – From Bench to Bedside held by the McGill Biotechnology Graduate Students Society in Montreal, QC.
by: Jeff Leuschner
Unlike in the U.S., there are no provisions for the filing of continuation or continuation-in-part (CIP) applications in Canada. However, rights seekers can still pursue and maximize protection by understanding and taking advantage of some of the differences between U.S. and Canadian patent pra
by: Shirley Liang Komosa
On November 4, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Apotex’s appeal in Apotex Inc v Eli Lilly Canada Inc, 2016 FCA 267 and upheld the Federal Court’s Order of prohibition for tadalafil (Eli Lilly’s CIALIS) regarding Patent No. 2,226,784 (“784 patent”)
by: David Schwartz
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (“CIPO”) has issued a report entitled IP Canada Report 2016, discussing trends in IP use domestically, and by Canadians abroad, based on analysis of CIPO’s internal data and those collected by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
by: Tomek Nishijima
The Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications has announced that proposed amendments to the regulations under the Charter of the French Language will come into force on November 24, 2016. The amendments are intended to ensure the presence of French language on the storefront of businesses
Smart & Biggar announced today that four of the firm’s partners, François Guay, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, and Mark Evans were ranked and featured as Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers for 2016 in the Lexpert®/ROB Litigation guide published in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.
Five Smart & Biggar partners, Mark Evans, Gunars Gaikis, Steven Garland, François Guay, and Sheldon Hamilton, were recognized as leading intellectual property litigation lawyers in the 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
The newly released edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 features 21 Smart & Biggar professionals among the world’s leading experts in Patents, Patent Agency, Trademarks, and Life Sciences.
Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has once again to be selected as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in the category of Intellectual Property in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada.
Smart & Biggar, Canada’s largest and highest-ranked firm practicing exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, announced today that the firm has once again been recognized by Canadian Lawyer as one of the top 10 IP boutiques in Canada.