Intellectual Property

General acceptance of the term “intellectual property” as a common descriptor for the fields of patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright law appears to have followed the establishment of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) by the United Nations in 1974. All forms of statutory intellectual property grant exclusive rights to intangible
assets. However, there are basic and necessary distinctions between these different forms of intellectual property and their legal and economic functions.

June 28, 2019

The Rainbow Flag, Trademarks and Commitment to Diversity

June has been international pride month where rainbow flags are raised in unity, including at PCK Intellectual Property.
May 28, 2019
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PCK IP Lawyers Instrumental in Client’s Defense of Patent Ownership

PCK IP Lawyers LLP represented Netsweeper in patent ownership dispute against Prosyscor in which Netsweeper was successful.
May 21, 2019
T. Andrew Currier

PCK’s Andrew Currier Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2019

As a result of the 2018 Lexpert Survey, Andrew was selected for this year’s directory. “There is no more credible source than Lexpert. Now in its […]
March 21, 2019
CEEO

Counsel and Expert’s Eyes Only Orders Granted in Unusual Circumstances

2018 FCA 192 – FCA confirms CEEO Orders may be granted in unusual circumstances.
February 27, 2019
Alan Feeney

PCK IP’s Alan Feeney to Speak at Bryant University’s International Professional Series

PCK IP's Alan Feeney to present on Intellectual Property Rights at Bryant University's John H. Chafee Center for International Business
November 20, 2018

USMCA, the new NAFTA: what changes we can expect in Canadian IP Law

USMCA – On September 31, 2018, Canada reached a new agreement with the USA and Mexico – here is an overview.
June 7, 2018

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018

IAM Patent 1000 recognizes the sharp, streamlined support Perry + Currier Inc. provides, along with its other achievements and advancements.
February 23, 2018

Five Reasons Why Men (Yes, Men) Should Join the IPO Women in IP Committee

Andrew Currier, CEO of Perry + Currier Inc. offers five reasons why men should join the IPO Women in IP Committee.
July 3, 2014

US Supreme Court Tightens the Standard for Definiteness of Patent Claims

Nautilus Inc v Biosig Instruments Inc, No 13-369, 572 US ____ (2014) - On the matter of interpreting the meaning of electrodes in a "spaced relationship with each other", the US Supreme Court held that a patent is invalid for indefiniteness if its claims, read in light of the specification and the prosecution history, fail to inform, with reasonable certainty, those skilled in the art about the scope of the invention and remanded the case to the Federal Circuit.
June 19, 2013

Several Key IP Issues Addressed in the Government’s Response to the INDU Report “Intellectual Property Regime in Canada”

Full text of the government’s response The Honourable Christian Paradis responded on behalf of the Government of Canada to the recommendations made by the Standing Committee […]