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Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

In a move that surprised many in the IP community, a budget bill that received royal assent before the holidays, introduced file wrapper estoppel to Canadian patent law. Bill C-86 (link) included a number of changes to intellectual property legislation including enacting the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act, reforming the Copyright Board, and numerous amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Copyright Act. One of the changes to the Patent Act, allows for the patent fil...
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Canada: Patentee's Conduct in Impeachment Action Warrants 50% Elevation Of Tariff B Costs - Aitken Klee

In Pollard Banknote Limited v. Babn Technologies Corp. and Scientific Games Products (Canada) ULC (2016 FC 1193), Justice Locke dealt with the issue of costs following his finding that the claims of Canadian Patent No. 2,752,551 were invalid or, in the alternative, not infringed ..
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