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Catching up with Canada: recent patent news

Natalie Rahhal, New York

A dismissal of a suit against Pfizer indicating consumers cannot be compensated for expenditures on invalidated patents, the NAFTA arbitration hearing of Eli Lilly’s complaint against the government, IP agents getting confidentiality privilege, the Federal Court awarding Janssen nearly C$20 million, and Brexit putting the brakes on CETA were among recent Canadian patent stories

Class action suit against Pfizer denied On June 9, the Canadian Supreme Court denied an application for leave in a consumer class action suit against Pfizer regarding its highly successful erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra. The Court’s dismissal of the suit...

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