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New Edition of C.I.P.A. Guide to Patent Acts Published

This “Guide” is a 1528 page book published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys via Thomson Reuters, and edited by Paul Cole and Richard Davis. Of course, it mostly focused on UK patent law, but draws upon a variety … Continue reading

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Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!

I recently received a well-written post from Smart & Biggar/Feherstonhaugh in Toronto reminding me that a publication by the inventor only shields a later third-party publication from being a bar if the second publication was derived from the inventor and a … Continue reading

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Inequitable Conduct in Canada – Disarming the “Atomic Bomb”

This is a guest post from Brian W. Gray of Norton Rose. This week a significant decision for patent owners was released from our Canadian Federal Court of Appeal. A copy of the case is found at the end of … Continue reading

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Canadian Ruling Supports “Antibody Exception”

In my recent post on the Centocor v. Abbott decision, I noted that the Fed. Cir. had at least preserved the “antibody exception,” which I define as permitting broad claims to structurally uncharacterized antibodies (monoclonal and polyclonal) if the structure … Continue reading

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