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DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd. v. Canada

Federal Court of Appeal affirms that there is no discretion for a court to interfere with a patent application deemed abandoned for an applicant’s (inadvertent) failure to respond to a requisition in DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd. v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents) (2008 FCA 256)

http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fca/doc/2008/2008fca256/2008fca256.html


Grapha-Holding AG v. Illinois Tool Works Inc

Federal Court clarifies nature and scope of evidence required for proceedings under section 45 of the Trade-marks Act in Grapha-Holding AG v. Illinois Tool Works Inc (2008 FC 959)

August 20, 2008

http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fct/doc/2008/2008fc959/2008fc959.html


Competition Bureau releases report on use of document production orders

Competition Bureau releases report on use of document production orders under the Competition Act (section 11 orders) and the standard of disclosure required for ex parte applications

August 12, 2008

http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/epic/site/cb-bc.nsf/en/02709e.html


CIPO updates (CIPO-USPTO) Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program requirements and procedures

CIPO updates (CIPO-USPTO) Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program requirements and procedures

July 22, 2008

http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/en/wr01221e.html