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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The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has published updated guidelines (news release and introduction) scheduled to take effect January 1, 2021 when the (delayed – see earlier post) amended Regulations are to come into force.

Copyright Board

Justice Luc Martineau of the Federal Court has been appointed (link/link) as the part-time chair of the Copyright Board for a 5-year term.

York/Access Copyright

The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to release its leave decision on Thursday in York University v. Access Copyright on copyright tariffs and fair dealing.


In other Supreme Court news, earlier today, the United States Supreme Court granted cert in Arthrex considering the constitutionality of the appointment of USPTO’s PTAB judges and their subsequent decisions.

Patent Agent Exam

CIPO has published an updated schedule for the virtual patent agent examination process which was deferred from the spring.

Canadian Intellectual Property