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Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

Technology expert becomes Bereskin & Parr partner

Paul Horbal has been admitted into partnership at Bereskin & Parr LLP. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

A torrent of claims: Preparing for a new era in copyright torrent_copyright_sm

It might start with a notice or two. There is a first Doe, and another, and then a Norwich order or two. Finally, a statement of claim arrives at your client’s doorstep. Another torrenting action is launched, and your client must respond. his used to be an unlikely scenario. Now, the Supreme Court is set to hear a case about $150 that could change the trend of copyright enforcement in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:23 PM

Mills & Mills names two new partners

Mills & Mills LLP, a firm that has been based in Toronto for over 130 years, has promoted two of its members to partner status. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

New members join Gilbert’s LLP

Toronto-based Gilbert’s LLP has welcomed two new partners and a new associate. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

Net neutrality: Ensuring free flow of information while protecting ISP networks

Net neutrality received considerable attention at the end of 2017 after the announcement from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission stating its intention, and later its decision, to repeal U.S. net neutrality regulations passed by the Obama administration. At present, there appears to be little appetite for similar action scaling back of net neutrality from the Canadian government or the CRTC. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Six Stewart McKelvey associates named partner

Stewart McKelvey is starting off the new year by adding six new partners in three of its Atlantic Canada offices. All were associates at the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

Gowling WLG grows team

As of the first of the year, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP has 19 new partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

PATENTS - Constitutional issues and legislation - Patent Act - Procedure - Judicial review

Appeal by Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Alexion) from the summary dismissal of its judicial review application, challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Patent Act granting the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (Board) authority to make remedial orders where it found that a patentee of an invention pertaining to a medicine was selling the medicine at an excessive price. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 8:59 AM

The smart approach to foreign exchange in accounting of profits cases foreign_exchange_sm

The accounting of profits award in Dow Chemical Co. v. Nova Chemicals Corp. 2017 FC 350 is one of the largest awards for intellectual property infringement in Canadian history ($644 million). I have written about some aspects of the case previously; in this article, I will discuss Justice Simon Fothergill’s treatment of the issue of foreign exchange rates. ... [read more]