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Daily intellectual property news delivered to your email inbox. Over 1200 IP professionals, including lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, law clerks and lawyers at government agencies use this daily email to keep up to date on intellectual property law developments.

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Patent Retriever

You can use the patent retriever to receive PDF copies by email of most patent and published patent applications from around the world, including Canadian and from the United States. You can also obtain Canadian Patent Appeal Board decisions, United States re-issue patents and United States design patents.

Federal Court docket browser

Browse the recorded entries for Canada’s Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal. While some of this information is available directly from the Courts’ websites, this browser includes links to related proceedings, reported decisions, and links to the intellectual property at issue.

Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal hearings

A list of intellectual property hearings this week in the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as all scheduled intellectual property trials, judicial reviews (including PM(NOC) hearings), and appeals to the Federal Court of Appeal.

Patent and Trademark Statistics

Various statistics on patents and trademarks in Canada, including rankings of agents in Canada by volume of applications, and old act patents.

Litigation Statistics

Investigate litigation before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, including lists of all intellectual properties actions in the courts and the status of the actions.


Justice Sébastien Grammond has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court. He replaces Justice S.B. Noël, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective September 1, 2017. Justice Grammond was a professor and former dean at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.



Yesterday, a court in the Northern District of California granted Google’s request for an interlocutory injunction preventing Equustek from enforcing a Canadian de-listing order that was the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada decision earlier this year. …Read More


Federal Court updates, namely new proceedings and updates on watched files have not been available since October 30th. The Federal Court database says, “The last database update occurred on 2017-10-30 22:16”.

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Looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues at the IPIC Annual Meeting this week. I’ll be co-presenting on the state of ‘obviousness’ on Thursday afternoon.

Practice Notice

In addition to the three notices I listed on Friday, the Federal Court has issued a practice notice on proceedings under the amended PM(NOC) Regulations.

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