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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]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Decision clarifies the limits of copyright protection for data data_copyright_sm

“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” That is the title of a May 2016 article in The Economist. Data is valuable. But who, if anyone, can own, control and distribute data? Data, like other valuable resources, attracts disputes over ownership and control. Still, the legal basis for ownership of data is not well understood. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

Bereskin & Parr adds IP associate to Toronto office

Bereskin & Parr announced that Donald Bocchinfuso has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate and member of its life sciences group. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:36 AM

RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Interpretation - Prevent or lessen competition substantially - Competition Tribunal

Appeal by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) from two decisions of the Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) which held that certain information sharing practices of TREB prevented competition substantially in the supply of residential real estate brokerage services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:54 AM

William Shatner and the tort of appropriation of personality william_shatner_sm

William Shatner has objected to the unauthorized use of his name and image to promote a condominium project in Hamilton in a case that if litigated, could shed light on a rarely addressed cause of action. ... [read more]

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:13 PM

Canadians on board of U.K.-based technology incubator

Mishcon de Reya LLP, a London, U.K.-based business law firm has founded a technology accelerator and invited two Canadians to serve on its board of directors. ... [read more]

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 12:14 PM

Information on property sales must be made publicly available: Federal Court of Appeal

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against the Toronto Real Estate Board in its attempts to keep information from its listing service private, a decision the board is vowing to take to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

Smart & Biggar to assist startups in Ottawa

Ottawa-based technology law and intellectual property law firm Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh has entered into a partnership with an organization that supports and promotes technology startups in the capital region. ... [read more]