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Science v. sales

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristina Mihalceanu and Michael Crinson

The main purpose of patent protection is to prevent others from interfering with a patentee’s right to fully enjoy the monopoly conferred by the patent, and thereby reward the patentee for developing something new, inventive and useful. In short, in return for disclosing some scientific or technical advance, the patentee is rewarded with a commercial advantage. The commercial success of the invention in the marketplace is a useful tool a patentee can use against an alleged infringer in a patent infringement lawsuit.

In such actions, Canadian...