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Dow’s record-setting Canada patent damages award explained

Natalie Rahhal, New York

The C$645m awarded to Dow has dwarfed the previous highest Canadian patent award to Merck. The high figure is a result of the flexible and unique nature of monetary remedies in Canada

The Federal Court of Canada’s record-setting damages award of C$645 million ($506 million) to Dow Chemical in its suit against Nova Chemicals has blown previous patent awards in the country out of the water.

The calculation of the...

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