IPPractice

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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Patent Infringement Proceedings

For my recent article for Slaw, I tracked all the patent infringement proceedings started over the three year period 2017 to 2019. Of the 140 cases, nine have gone to trial, the fastest in 29 months. Over half of cases are resolved in less than two years, typically by discontinuance/settlement.

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CIPO

CIPO has announced a new patent national entry request online tool. According to the announcement, one the application is submitted and the fees paid, you will instantly receive a national entry date and Canadian patent application number. …Read More

Top Patentees 2020

In 2020, approximately 21,300 patents were granted by the Canadian Patent Office, down slightly from 2019. Halliburton Energy Services was again the top recipient of patents. The other top applicants were The Boeing Company, General Electric Company, BASF and Becton, Dickinson and Company. …Read More

50th Anniversary

The Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal published a book celebrating the 50 years of the Courts. Following a book launch today, the Courts are hosting sessions later this year reflecting on key areas of jurisdiction: immigration, national security, and intellectual property.

Holiday

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th has been incorporated into the Federal Courts Rules definition of “holiday”. The Federal Court issued a notice reminding litigants to take this holiday into account when computing deadlines and that hearings are being rescheduled.

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Canadian Intellectual Property