The Federal Court has published a Notice to the Profession on experimental testing in patent infringement and validity actions. It requires that notice be provided at least two months prior to the service of expert reports and unless notice is provided, the party shall not lead evidence at trial as to the experiments except with leave of the Court.
The Ontario Court issued practice notices regarding motion practice last fall that were recently published online. The first requires, among other things, the moving party to file a Notice of Motion within 10 days after the motion date is requisitioned. The second is an announcement that additional resources are being allocated to long motions.
Justice André F.J. Scott has been elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal on Friday to replace Justice Noël. He has been a judge of the Federal Court since 2010. Appointments were also made to the Ontario and Newfoundland courts.