Canada High Court delivers good news to patent owners
The Supreme Court has clarified the tests for anticipation and obviousness and reaffirmed the patentability of selection patents in a ruling that could be a boon for Canadian pharmaceutical companies, as well as patentees in general
The judgment, authored by Justice Marshall Rothstein, upheld Canadian pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis's patent for Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate), a popular blood clot inhibitor, rejecting generic drug company Apotex's claims that the patent...
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