Justice André F.J. Scott and Donald J. Rennie were appointed today to the Federal Court replacing Justice Mainville and Justice Dawson. Justice Scott was the chairperson of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Justice Rennie was Assistant Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa.
Patent Rules Changes
Amendments to the Patent Rules announced last year go into force on October 1, 2010. These rules primarily relate to completion requirements and removing the necessity for declarations of entitlement but also include some minor changes for clarity.