PCK Reporter

January 30, 2014

Commissioner’s Decision Upheld on Judicial Review

University of California v Commissioner of Patents [2014 FC 80]   Background The Applicant – University of California – sought judicial review pursuant to s. 18.1 […]
January 27, 2014

FCA upholds “other” Viagra decision

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Apotex Inc. [2014 FCA 13] Background This is an appeal of the summary judgment decision of Justice Zinn where he declared a […]
January 23, 2014

Human Antibody Patent Upheld at FC

AbbVie Corporation v Janssen Inc. [2014 FC 55]   Background The action is in respect of a patent directed to human antibodies capable of binding a […]
January 7, 2014

Alcon’s Opthalmic Solution Patent Ruled Invalid in NOC Proceeding

Alcon Canada Inc. v Apotex Inc. [2012 FC 410]   Background The patent at issue is Canadian Patent 2,195,094. The patent is for a topical ophthalmic […]
January 7, 2014

FC Allows Application in Part – Prevents NOC from Issuing

Gilead Sciences Inc. v Canada (Health) [2013 FC 1270] Bristol-Myers Squibb v Canada(Health) [2013 FC 1271] Gilead Sciences Inc. v Canada(Health) [2013 FC 1272]   Background […]
January 7, 2014

Prothonotary Order Upheld – sur-reply not available to Apotex

Pfizer Canada Inc. v Apotex Inc. [2013 FC 1249]   Background This is an appeal of an order by Prothonotary Aalto denying the applicants request to […]
January 6, 2014

Partial Reversal of Evidence Leads to Complicated Evidence Issues

Allergan Inc. v Canada (Health), [2013 FC 1165]   Background The decision is related to a motion pursuant to Rule 312 of the Federal Courts Rules […]
December 23, 2013

PAB Allows Application Despite Examiner’s Rejection Based upon Unpatentable Subject Matter

Re. Patent Application 2,333,184 CD 1345   Background   The patent application at issue is for an automated method of classifying or sorting plant embryos of […]
December 23, 2013

PAB Rejects Application for Obviousness

Re. Patent Application 2,223,198 CD 1344   Background   Patent application 2,223,198 is for a nutritional composition that has successfully caused Chrohn’s disease to go into […]
December 23, 2013

PAB Rejects Patent for Method of Medical Treatment

Re. Application 2,365,923 CD 1343   Background The Application is for a patent for the use of a drug to treat patients suffering from a rare […]