Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Julie Desrosiers and Michael Shortt
The nine judges of the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the so-called “promise doctrine” was not part of Canadian patent law, and laid out a new approach to the utility requirement which substantially lowers the bar to proving usefulness of patented inventions.
"There is national mobility in Canada, so there is, in essence, free movement of lawyers across the country."
Morgan Chu & Rebecca Carson
In every court proceeding, patent litigation included, there will be a winner and a loser. Everyone wants to win, but half lose. Why?
The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) has been amended by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (the Amending Act). The Amending Act introduces a mandatory data breach notification regime where an “eligible data breach” occurs. The amendments will commence on February 23, 2018, unless they are proclaimed to commence earlier.
Michael B. Fein
Where can you be sued for patent infringement?
S. Benjamin Pleune
Inter partes review (IPR) has become the procedure of choice to resolve the validity of patents, with or without a co-pending litigation.
Michael B. Fein
If the European Parliament and the 25 participating states were trying to emulate a U.S. patent and replace the present Balkanized system wherein each state has its own patent granting authority and courts handling patent litigation, it has failed miserably.
Until the law enters into force in 2018, stock companies will continue to be unable to voluntarily delist from the stock market and are compelled to find other ways to do so.
An overview on the ruling of Philips’ EFM+ (DVD) Patent in the Greek Supreme Court.
Ideas can be stolen, just like the machines or products they were used to create.
Plus more news on Canada's Best Lawyers 2020
There are reasons to hire an expert with 30-plus years of experience, but don't underestimate the skills of a first timer.
A look back at the 1983 Nilssen case, and what it means for patent law today.
Jamie L. Graham
Patent law is one more area up for debate with changes coming to the Supreme Court.
How long do patent applications take? Consider what you're filing for, and the strength of your proposal.
Paul C. Van Slyke
The second of a two-part look at updates to the U.S. trademark registration process, and what to expect if yours was selected for an audit.
Corinne E. Atton and April M. Breyer
The March 2017 statistics issued by PTAB report that across all technologies, all challenged patent claims are found patentable in only 19 percent of inter partes review (IPR) final written decisions.
Morrison & Foerster
Jury trial won for the University of California Davis in—yes—a strawberry patent infringement case.
Jeff C. Dodd, Tonya Gray, Ben Setnick, John R. Hutchins, Rose Cordero Prey, and Mark A. Chapman
This week, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court undid the settled practice of virtually nationwide venue for patent infringement cases.
Suzanne K. Sukkar
The assessments of President Donald J. Trump’s first year in office have had a recurring stormy theme.
Chalat Hatten & Banker
Ski area operators and skiers should heed new developments to the Ski Safety Act and the Premises Liability Act.
JP Bogden and Kurt Sarno of 2019 Canadian "Law Firm of the Year" award-winner Blakes discuss trends in the private equity sector.
Gowling WLG won the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" award for Aboriginal Law in Canada.
The attorneys from Canada's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" winning Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt look at their achievements over the past year.
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Randal J. Brotherhood
"It represents one of the most significant events in trade secret reform in years. The DTSA amends the Economic Espionage Act, which previously limited access to federal courts for trade secret theft to criminal prosecution."
Anastasia M. McCarthy
The new Child Victims Act is expected to have a profound and long-lasting impact on public school systems.