Justice Létourneau of the Federal Court of Appeal is retiring and has tendered his resignation effective December 31, 2012.
Justice Létourneau has been a judge of the Court of Appeal since 1992. He has been involved in a number of recent intellectual property decisions, including:
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2010 FCA 139 and 2010 FCA 123 (wrote reasons)
- Canadian Recording Industry Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2010 FCA 322, Entertainment Software Association and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada v. CMRRA/SODRAC Inc., 2010 FCA 221, Shaw Cablesystems G.P. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2010 FCA 220
- Osmose Pentox Inc. v. Société Laurentide Inc., 2011 FCA 31 (wrote reasons)
- Easton Sports Canada Inc. v. Bauer Hockey Corp., 2011 FCA 83
- Republic of Cyprus (Commerce and Industry) c. International Cheese Council of Canada, 2011 FCA 201
- Pfizer Canada Inc. v. Canada (Health), 2011 FCA 215 (wrote reasons)
- Hollick Solar Systems Limited v. Matrix Energy Inc., 2012 FCA 174 (wrote reasons)
- Marlboro Canada v. Philip Morris Products, 2012 FCA 201
Last month, Justice Webb was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal. The first case he heard was an intellectual property case heard on October 30, 2012, Apotex v. Allergan, 2012 FCA 308 (brimonidine) that released last week.