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Canada’s eight most important IP cases in 2017

Ellie Mertens, New York


Ellie Mertens reviews Canada’s most notable cases last year, including the highly anticipated ruling on the promise doctrine, the largest award for patent infringement in Canadian history, and trade mark disputes

2017 CASES OF NOTE Patent: promise doctrine struck down The contested and “excessively onerous” promise doctrine was abolished by the Supreme Court on June 30, in AstraZeneca v Apotex. The ruling clarified the requirement for patent utility. It says: “The...


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