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Ontario Court Grants Summary Judgment Dismissing Apotex’s Claim for Unjust Enrichment
By Steve Mason, Fiona Legere and Brooke MacKenzie on January 22nd, 2013

On January 15, 2013, the Honourable Justice Quigley of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment to Abbott and Takeda, denying Apotex’s claim for disgorgement of profits on the basis of unjust enrichment. The case involved a claim for damages arising from Abbott’s invocation of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. The PM(NOC) proceedings were …

Règlement canadien anti-pourriels publié pour une période de 30 jours de consultation
By Chloe Fleurant and Puneet Soni on January 16th, 2013

Le projet du règlement afférent à la Loi canadienne anti-pourriels (LCAP) a été publié le 5 janvier 2013 dernier dans la Gazette du Canada pour une période de consultation d’une durée de 30 jours. Ce projet tant attendu représente l’étape législative finale d’un des régimes les…

Canadian Anti-Spam Regulations Published for a 30-Day Comment Period
By Chloe Fleurant and Puneet Soni on January 11th, 2013

The revised draft of the Industry Canada Regulations pertaining to Canada’s new anti-spam/malware law (CASL) was published in the Canada Gazette on January 5, 2013 for a 30-day comment period. The highly anticipated draft regulations represent the final legislative aspect of one of the world’s most …

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: Inherent Anticipation
By Lisa Melanson on January 9th, 2013

This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed.

The Objection

In a typical objection, the patent examiner asserts that the claimed compound is anticipated and cannot be patented because, although unknown at …

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy on Work-Issued Computers
By Chloe Fleurant on December 3rd, 2012

The Supreme Court has found that employees may have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the information contained on their work computers, at least where personal use is permitted or reasonably expected by the employer. The issue in R. v. Cole arose when a laptop used by a high school teacher, but provided by his …