IP Update

Dow obtains largest Canadian patent infringement award in history

by Daniel Hnatchuk

The Federal Court has issued its Further Judgment and Reasons concerning the amount of financial compensation to be paid to the Dow Chemical Company as a result of earlier patent infringement and validity proceedings against NOVA Chemicals Corporation.

The final award totals over $645 million (including prejudgment interest), which is the largest reported award in a Canadian patent infringement case.

Steven Garland, Jeremy Want, Colin Ingram, Daniel Davies and Kevin Graham of Smart & Biggar acted as co-counsel on behalf of Dow.

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