Patents

Case summaries and articles about  patents.

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 […]
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 genetic […]
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 […]
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 […]