This site is my collection of updates, statistics and analysis on intellectual property in Canada. I am a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP practicing in the area of intellectual property (more about me). Material on this website are my own views and do not reflect the position of DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, any of its member firms around the world, or any of its clients. IPPractice.ca grew out of my hobby to gather and share interesting updates on intellectual property to friends and colleagues. Highlights include:

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Justice Sébastien Grammond has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court. He replaces Justice S.B. Noël, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective September 1, 2017. Justice Grammond was a professor and former dean at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.



Yesterday, a court in the Northern District of California granted Google’s request for an interlocutory injunction preventing Equustek from enforcing a Canadian de-listing order that was the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada decision earlier this year. …Read More


Federal Court updates, namely new proceedings and updates on watched files have not been available since October 30th. The Federal Court database says, “The last database update occurred on 2017-10-30 22:16”.

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Looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues at the IPIC Annual Meeting this week. I’ll be co-presenting on the state of ‘obviousness’ on Thursday afternoon.

Practice Notice

In addition to the three notices I listed on Friday, the Federal Court has issued a practice notice on proceedings under the amended PM(NOC) Regulations.

Canadian Intellectual Property