Maintenance Fee

March 20, 2019
New Fees

New Late Fees Introduced by New Patent Rules

New patent rules, expected to come into force by the end of 2019, will introduce a new set of fixed late fees, which will apply in three specific instances.
December 5, 2017

Federal Court Declines Jurisdiction to Approve Third-Party Funding Agreements in the Private Litigation Context

2017 FC 826 - The FC declined to approve, or disapprove, Seedlings' litigation funding agreement with Bentham, where Bentham would fund Seedlings' patent litigation against Pfizer. The FC found that it lacked jurisdiction, as contractual matters are generally provincial in nature, and that only agreements related to class action proceedings would require the approval of the FC.
July 3, 2013

ONCA Holds Pre-contractual Expenses Are Recoverable Only If the Parties Reasonably Contemplated that the Expenses Would Likely Be Wasted In the Event of Breach

PreMD Inc. v. Ogilvy Renault LLP, 2013 ONCA 412 This appeal and cross-appeal concerned the measure of damages for Ogilvy’s negligence and breach of contract in […]