The USMCA includes provisions for Canadian IP that extend protection for biologics and copyright, exporting what some observers see as the worst of US IP law to its northern neighbour. Ellie Mertens reports
J Bradley White and Nathaniel Lipkus of Osler analyse the changes introduced by the amendments to the PMNOC Regulations, examining the rules around the 24-month timeline for actions, appropriate parties in a proceeding, NOAs, early patent dismissals, confidentiality and the 24-month stay
Steve Garland and Jean-Sébastien Dupont of Smart & Biggar consider five reasons why carrying out patent litigation in Canada is preferable to US proceedings, including no opportunity for forum shopping, no jury trials and no inter partes reviews
March / April 2019
IP counsel reflect on gender challenges and progress
In a special feature to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, Ellie Mertens speaks to counsel at Uber, Xerox, Micron and others about women in IP – the progress and the path
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