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Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 2:15 PM

IP firm Deeth Williams Wall adds two new partners, counsel

Deeth Williams Wall LLP announced that Lauren Lodenquai and Tom Feather have been admitted as partners and Gary T. Daniel has joined the firm as counsel. ... [read more]

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

Takeaway in burger wars: Bullies lose more often than you might think bigguysteppingonlittleguy

There is a lot of brouhaha in the global media this month about the defeat of McDonald’s Big Mac trademark in the European Union (EU) by an Irish fast food chain called Supermac’s. The story is being bandied around as a classic “David and Goliath” fight where the little guy has won and beaten the odds. In reality, the story behind it is a bit more complex. Nevertheless, the real takeaway here is the fact that aggressive trademark owners like McDonald’s often lose to smaller rivals because, just like Goliath, they don’t recognize their own weaknesses. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 9:49 AM

Lametti brings political, communication, people skills to his new roles as Justice minister, AG Canada David Lametti

McGill University law professor David Lametti, an accomplished IP scholar who plays hockey and punk-rock vinyl records to relax, has the intellectual heft, political judgment and communication and interpersonal skills necessary to excel as Canada’s 52nd attorney general and minister of Justice, say lawyers who know him from politics and academe. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Smart & Biggar adds two associates to Montreal office

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced that Julie E. Larouche and Marie Christine Bernier have joined the firm as associates in Montreal.   ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 2:22 PM

Canada’s shifting privacy landscape Switchboard

In early January 2019, Bell Canada caught the media spotlight over its “tailored marketing program.” The program will collect massive amounts of personal information, including “Internet browsing, streaming, TV viewing, location information, wireless and household calling patterns, app usage and the account information.” ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 8:33 AM

PATENTS - Remedies - Damages - Compensatory - Royalties

Appeal by Apotex Inc. from a 2014 decision assessing the damages suffered by the respondent as a result of the appellant’s infringement of eight Canadian patents for the processes relating to the making of a key intermediate compound required to make cefaclor, a cephalosporin antibiotic. ... [read more]

Monday, January 07, 2019 @ 6:33 PM

Smart & Biggar promotes partner, two counsel

The partners of Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh announced that Jeff Leuschner, a patent agent in the firm’s Ottawa office, has joined the partnership. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 8:57 AM

DLA Piper adds three partners in Toronto, one in Vancouver

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced four lawyers have joined the firm's partnership, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ... [read more]

Friday, January 04, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

PATENTS - Pleadings - Amendment

Appeal by Progress Energy and Enercorp Sand Solutions from a Federal Court judgment affirming a case management ruling by a Prothonotary. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 03, 2019 @ 11:46 AM

Important changes to the Canadian Patent Act now in effect patentballs_sm.jpg

The Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, Statutes of Canada 2018, c.27, received royal assent on Dec.13, 2018, amending the Patent Act and affecting the scope of protection available under Canadian patents: ... [read more]