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:

IPIC AGM

I’m looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues at the IPIC Annual Meeting in Quebec City. Please let me know if you are attending so we can meet up.

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DLA Piper

I am excited to announce that I, along with six of the other partners of Dimock Stratton LLP, are combining with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, effective November 1, 2016. We will be combining our practices with the multi-jurisdictional reach and network of DLA Piper’s global platform.

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Standard of Review

In an appeal from a prothonotary decision relating to inventor examinations, a five-member panel of the Federal Court of Appeal held that the court “should abandon the Aqua-Gem standard and adopt the one set out in Housen” for appeals from discretionary decisions of prothonotaries.

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Intervenor Promise

The Supreme Court of Canada granted intervenor status on the six motions to intervene in the ‘promise doctrine’ proceeding: Innovative Medicines Canada and BIOTECanada (jointly); the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP); the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA); the Fédération internationale des conseils en propriété intellectuelle (FICPI); the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). See my earlier post on the intervenors and their materials. …Read More

Intervenor Promise

The Supreme Court of Canada will be hearing AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. on November 8, 2016 on the promised utility doctrine. Several intervenors have now filed materials on the promise doctrine: Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), Innovative Medicines Canada, BioteCanada, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP) and Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA).

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Canadian Intellectual Property