Dosage Range

April 11, 2016

FC Dismisses Prohibition Application – Favours Respondent’s “Blinded Expert” Evidence

2015 FC 570 - The FC favoured the respondent’s "blinded expert" evidence in which the experts provided their opinions before knowing what was claimed in the disputed patents.
April 5, 2016

Strike Two: Second Prohibition Application Regarding Mylan’s Proposed Tadalafil Tablets Denied

2015 FC 125 - The existing patent was invalid on the grounds of lack of utility for having made a promise of utility that could not be demonstrated nor soundly predicted, was anticipated by a previous patent of the applicant that claimed an overlapping dosage range, and was also therefore made obvious by the same previous patent.
February 5, 2015

Federal Court Reverses Commissioner’s Opinion that Janssen Altered the Prohibition against Patenting of Methods of Medical Treatment

AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 FC 1251 - The core of the Commissioner’s argument was that Janssen Inc v Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC, 2010 FC 1123, broadened the prohibition against patents on methods of medical treatment to include generally claims which restrict the “how and when” a physician could administer a particular drug. The Court found that the Commissioner had misread Janssen.
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 genetic […]
October 29, 2013

Subject Matter, Obviousness, Double Patenting and Sound Prediction all Issues in Recent FC Case

Bayer Inc. v Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company [2013 FC 1061] Background This proceeding is an application under the NOC regulations by Bayer seeking a prohibition order to […]
October 8, 2013

FC Invalidates Novartis Patent for Being Unpatentable Subject Matter (Affirmed on Appeal)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. v Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company [2013 FC 985] Affirmed on Appeal [2014 FCA 17] Background This is an application under the NOC regulations […]
June 13, 2013

CIPO Reiterates Problem-Solution Approach in New Examination Practice Respecting Medical Uses

Effective June 10, 2013  PN2013-04 This Practice Notice builds upon the guidance in section 17.02.03 (Medical and surgical methods) of MOPOP and in PN 2013-02 (Examination […]