Patents

Case summaries and articles about  patents.

March 26, 2019

Patent Corrections: New Provisions Expected This Year

New patent rules to introduce new correction provisions.
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.
March 19, 2019
third party

Third Party Rights Introduced with New Patent Rules

Third party rights introduced in new Patent Rules to mitigate for long periods of uncertainty when patent applications/patents are deemed abandoned.
March 12, 2019

New Patent Rules will Make Reinstatements and Reversing a Patent Expiry More Onerous

Requests for patent application reinstatements and reversing a patent expiry are about to get more onerous with the new Patent Rules.
February 20, 2019

PCT Filing Deadlines in Canada Soon to be Much Shorter

Shorter Deadlines for PCT Filing in Canada Coming Soon
February 7, 2019
T. Andrew Currier

Who’s Who Legal Canada: 2018, Patent Practitioners

PCK IP’s Andrew Currier is recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada.
February 4, 2019
Stephen Perry

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2018

PCK IP's Stephen Perry is recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada.
January 23, 2019

SCOTUS Finds That Secret and Mere Existence of Sales May Invalidate Patents

586 U.S. ___ (2019) SCOTUS affirms CAFC's decision holding that if the existence of the sale is public, the invention does not need to be publicly disclosed to fall within the AIA’s on-sale bar.
January 10, 2019

CAFC Reviews the Effect of the Removal of a Priority Claim in Patent Application Forming Part of a Chain

Fed. Cir. 2017-1962 – CAFC confirms that removing priority claim in a patent application part of a chain of applications will impact the later filed applications.
December 18, 2018

FCA Reviews Doctrines of Claim Construction and Sufficient Disclosure

2018 FCA 172 – FCA affirms FC’s analysis on sufficient disclosure but quashes claim construction analysis.