PCK Reporter

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 […]
December 23, 2013

PAB Allows Patent Application Provided Amendments Made

Re: Patent Application 2,237,960 CD 1342   Background The application relates to the manufacture of precipitated calcium carbonate from impure calcium oxide.   On 17th of […]
December 23, 2013

FC Changes Approach to Double Ramp Up

Apotex Inc. v Takeda Canada Inc. 2013 FC 1237   Background This is an application under section 8 of the PM(NOC) process dealing with lost revenue […]
November 28, 2013

Federal Court Clarifies Cost Awards

Apotex Inc. v. H. Lundbeck A/S [2013 FC 1188] Background Apotex was the losing party in an impeachment trial of Lundbeck’s Canadian Patent 1,339,452 in which Lundbeck […]
November 26, 2013

FCA Declines to Reconsider Recent Bell Helicopter Decision

Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitee v Eurocopter, 2013 FCA 261  Background The Federal Court of Appeal declined a motion under Rule 397 of the Federal Court […]
November 7, 2013

Twitter SEC Filing Reveals Issues Faced by all High-Tech Companies

SEC Filing Background Twitter’s SEC filing for their initial public offering (IPO) were recently released. Within the filing there are several interesting issues related to their […]
October 31, 2013

Bill C-8 – Important Changes to the Trade-Mark Act

Background The Federal Government has recently tabled Bill C-8 entitled An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments […]