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Developing an effective Canadian patent filing strategy: Don’t let your U.S. continuation or continuation-in-part application give you continuing grief north of the border

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

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Federal Court of Appeal opines on the framework for analyzing obviousness-type double-patenting

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”)

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The State of IP in Canada

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 World Intellectual Property Organization.

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Quebec announces coming into force of amendments to regulations regarding public display of non-French trademarks

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

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Supreme Court of Canada Reserves Decision on Utility of AstraZeneca's NEXIUM Patent

by Lynn Ing
The Supreme Court of Canada today heard oral arguments in AstraZeneca v Apotex and reserved its decision.

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Smart & Biggar’s François Guay, Gunars Gaikis Steven Garland, and Mark Evans featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business for excellence in IP Litigation

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.

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5 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized in The 2016 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

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.

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21 Smart & Biggar professionals recognized as leading IP experts in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016

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.

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Smart & Biggar continues to lead Canadian intellectual property law rankings in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Canada

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.

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Smart & Biggar Selected in Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques

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.

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