Latest IP News
Federal Court Re-affirms No File Wrapper Estoppel in Canada, but Rebukes Patent Owner for Taking Inconsistent Position
In Pollard Banknote v Babn Technologies, Justice Locke of the Federal Court recently re-affirmed the conventional view that the prosecution history of a patent or 'file wrapper' is irrelevant to claim construction in Canada. As a result, the patentee in Pollard was not estopped from arguing for a claim construction that contradicted its previous submissions to the Patent Office during prosecution. This resulted in a very different claim construction than would otherwise have been the case.
New Fee Consultations for Upcoming Trademark Amendments Suggest Now Is The Time to File Multi-Class Applications in Canada
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has confirmed what many have suspected. Class-based fees are coming to Canada. As a result, Applicants with multi-class applications may benefit from filing now, before these changes come into effect, likely in 2018.
World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) began in 2007, with a goal to recognize the impact that industrial design has in our every day lives and how it plays an essential role in economic growth.
How Does Brexit Affect Your Intellectual Property?
The historic United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union will have resounding effects, including upon some forms of intellectual property rights. At present there is tremendous uncertainty over what will happen next in the process, but the following is based on preliminary comments that we have received from our UK and European colleagues on the issue.
Ridout & Maybee Updates
Janet Fuhrer selected for inclusion in the 11th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada in Intellectual Property
Congratulations to partner Janet Fuhrer who has been selected for inclusion in the 11th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada! This inclusion is under the category of Intellectual Property.
Ridout & Maybee LLP is proud to support the National Arts Centre Foundation's National Youth and Education Trust!
Janet Fuhrer and Daphne Maravei named leading practitioners in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
Ridout & Maybe LLP would like to welcome three new associates to our team of qualified IP professionals: Stacy Rush, Gregory Forrest, and Andrew Kaikai!