IPPractice

This site is my collection of updates, statistics and analysis on intellectual property in Canada. I am a partner at Dimock Stratton LLP practicing in the area of intellectual property (more about me). IPPractice.ca grew out of my hobby to gather and share interesting updates on intellectual property to friends and colleagues. Highlights include:

Recent Posts:

Patent Experts

My recent column on the use of experts in patent cases was published last week on Slaw.ca. It touches on some of the recent developments in this area including the updated guidelines on experimental testing, blinding of experts and number of experts in bifurcated proceedings. …Read More

Innovative Drugs

For those IPPractice subscribers monitoring through the new listings on Health Canada’s Register of Innovative Drugs, the Health Canada was changed recently so today’s email includes missed updates from the last while. If you are not, but are interested in innovative drug updates, you can add this feature through your subscription preferences. …Read More

Marrakesh

Following last week’s royal assent to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities), Canada formally ratified the Treaty on June 30. Now with 20 countries on board, the Treaty will come into force on September 30, 2016. …Read More

Marrakesh

Bill C-11 received royal asset yesterday. The Bill, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities), implements provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty. …Read More

Agent Privilege

Starting tomorrow, patent and trademark agents can claim privilege analogous to solicitor-client privilege for communications between the agent and their client, that is intended to be confidential and is made for the purpose of seeking or giving advice relating to the protection of inventions or trademarks. …Read More

Canadian Intellectual Property