Patents

Case summaries and articles about  patents.

July 29, 2013

FCA Upholds the Plavix Patent, Reverses Lower Court’s “Promise of Patent” and “Obvious to Try” Analyses

Sanofi-Aventis v. Apotex Inc. – 2013 FCA 186 Per Pelletier J.A. (Noel J.A. concurring): Apotex attempted to market a generic version of clopidogrel bisulfate (clopidogrel), sold […]
July 24, 2013

FC Dismisses Roche’s Prohibition Application, Holds Apotex’s Allegations Are Justified that Patent Covering VALCYTE Is Anticipated and Obvious

Hoffman-La Roche Limited v. Apotex Inc., 2013 FC 718 In this application brought under the PM(NOC) Regulations Roche sought to prohibit the Minister of Health from […]
July 22, 2013

FC Rules Non-Infringing-Alternative Defence Does Not Impact the Calculation of Damages

Merck & Co., Inc. v. Apotex Inc. – 2013 FC 751 This action involved determining the quantum of damages to be awarded to Merck for infringement […]
July 16, 2013

PAB Applies Amazon, Finds a Computer-Implemented Method of Communicating the Cost of Insurance to Be Patentable Subject Matter

Re. Patent Application No. 2,344,781, CD 1336 This is an Appeal Board decision regarding patent application number 2,344,781 entitled "Monitoring System for Determining and Communicating a […]
July 11, 2013

PAB Applies Amazon, Finds a Tax Calculation System to Be Patentable Subject Matter

Re. Patent Application No. 2306540, CD 1334 This patent application concerned the tracking of required payments or refunds of value added taxes for mailpieces. The Final […]
July 3, 2013

FC Construes Claim, Holds “a” Means “one”

Zero Spill Systems (Int’l) Inc. v. 614248 Alberta Ltd. – 2013 FC 616 This action concerns allegations of infringement of two Canadian Patents No. 2,258,064 (064 […]
July 3, 2013

FC Gives Rule 3.1 a Liberal Interpretation, Reverses CIPO’s Decision Refusing National Phase Entry Due to Insufficient Fees

Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB v. Attorney General of Canada, 2013 FC 715 The Applicant attempted to file a patent application with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office […]
July 3, 2013

In Echo of SCC’s Sildenafil Decision, the US CAFC Upholds Invalidation of Claims to a Family of Compounds for Non-enablement

Wyeth v. Abbot Labs (Fed. Cir. 2013) Wyeth appealed from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s grant of summary judgment that claims […]
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 […]
June 20, 2013

Federal Court Rules It Has Personal Jurisdiction over Provincial Crown Defendants in Proceedings Seeking Remedies under the Patent Act

Safe Gaming Systems Inc. v. Atlantic Lottery Corporation, 2013 FC 217   Before filing their defences to this patent infringement action, the Defendants moved to strike […]