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Tribunal dismisses Eli Lilly’s NAFTA challenge on promise utility doctrine

by:Shirley Liang Komosa As previously reported, Eli Lilly submitted claims to international arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seeking damages from the Government of Canada, asserting that the Canadian courts' application of the promise doctrine to Eli Lilly's STRATTERA (atomoxetine) and

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes loaded with copyright-infringing applications

by: Jean-Sébastien Dupont As reported previously, the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction on June 1, 2016 directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are configured, or “pre-loaded”, with various applications that provide their users with unauthorized access to copyrighted television co

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The Competition Bureau applies strict standards to retail price claims in Canada

By: Daniel Hnatchuk Regular prices, sale prices, clearance sales – these terms are ubiquitous in the retail world and are a familiar component of marketing strategies intended to convince consumers that now is the best time to make a purchase and to encourage the sale of older inventory. However, retailers and b

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Nintendo Awarded $12.7 million for Circumvention of Technological Protection Measures in Precedent-Setting Case

by Kevin Siu In a precedent-setting decision issued yesterday, Nintendo of America Inc v King et al, 2017 FC 246, the Federal Court awarded $12,760,000 in damages for circumvention of technological protection measures (TPMs) and copyright infringement under the Copyright Act. Mark Bierna

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Understanding the similarities and differences between priority claims in Canada and the U.S.

by Neil Padgett A valid priority claim can allow a patent application to benefit from the filing date of an earlier patent application so as to exclude certain prior art from consideration. The recent decision of the U.S. Federal Circuit in Yeda Research and Development Co v Abbott GmbH & Co is a re

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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.  I

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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. We congratulate our professionals who have achieved this prominent r

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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: Canadian Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year Canadian Patent Contentious Firm of the Year Canadian Trade M

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Smart & Biggar tops the rankings once again as an IP Stars leader in Canadian trademark law

Smart & Biggar has once again been recognized as one of the top trademark firms in Canada achieving “Tier 1” status in both Trade mark Contentious, and Trade mark Prosecution, for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 IP Stars Handbook: Trademarks

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh once more achieves “Gold” status in Canadian trademark law

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has once again achieved “gold band” status, as a leader in Canadian trademarks, in the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has “sharp practitioners” with an &l

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