SCC Upholds Worldwide Google Injunction Jul 7 2017 By Andy Chow

  Last week the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgement in a closely watched case involving the Internet search engine giant Google (see Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34). In the underlying action, Equustek alleged that the defendants Datalink and a Mr. Morgan Jack (former distributors of Equustek’s networking devices) designed... read more

No More Promise Land Jul 4 2017 By Lawrence Chan

  On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. (2017 SCC 36), a patent case involving the so-called “Promise Doctrine”. This case has been previously discussed on this site, both with respect to the oral arguments before the Supreme Court and the decision below... read more

Don’t Feed the Trolls! Jun 22 2017 By Paul Smith

LMI Technologies Inc. (a SMITHS IP client) recently struck a blow to a patent troll, in the guise of Sungkyunkwan University Research and Business Foundation, based in Korea. SKK sued LMI along with a number of other manufacturers of 3D imaging scanners in the Northern District of California and in the Eastern District of Texas.... read more

Hockey Helps the Homeless Jun 16 2017 By Dana Turner-Ryan

. SMITHS IP is proud to support Dana Turner-Ryan in her involvement with Hockey Helps the Homeless, a national organization dedicated to raising funds to fight homelessness through hockey tournaments held across Canada. The 2016 Vancouver tournament set a new record, raising $378,300 for several worthy local charities that provide support to homeless and at-risk... read more

Meet SMITHS IP New team member Jun 15 2017 By Carina Umali

SMITHS IP welcomes our newest team member, Allison Kehler. Allison joins our devoted team of legal assistants and support staff. Allison recently moved back to the Vancouver area after living in Fort St. John for a few years. Prior to joining SMITHS IP, Allison worked in a law firm specializing in Family Law. In her... read more

A Welcome to our Summer Law Students Jun 8 2017 By Carina Umali

SMITHS IP welcomes our two outstanding summer law students, Karen Chow and Kurtis Harms to the firm. Here is a little something about them. Karen Chow is a law student at the University of Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts & Science from McGill University. During her undergraduate studies, Karen worked at a biotechnology... read more

Quotelink – Easy National Phase quotes Jun 7 2017 By Paul Smith

SMITHS IP has launched our “QuoteLink” interface. It allows our foreign associates to input a PCT application number and to receive an auto-generated quote from us for a Canadian national phase entry. Click on Quotelink and try it out! It can also be found under the “Associates” tab of our site at

Smiths IP New Team Members May 12 2017 By Carina Umali

Smiths IP gives a warm welcome to two new members of our team! We are joined by Linda Lee, Receptionist/General Office Support and Preet Khabra, Legal Assistant. Here are some interesting things about these awesome people. Linda recently moved back to the Westcoast after living abroad with her family for the past few years. With... read more

APEGBC Student and Industry Night – SFU Apr 28 2017 By Andy Chow

SMITHS IP is proudly sponsoring the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) Student and Industry Night on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Simon Fraser University. For further details regarding the event, please click here. We look forward to spending the evening with engineering students and professionals.

INTA Barcelona 2017 Annual Meeting May 20 – 24 Mar 27 2017 By Carina Umali

Paul Smith will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Barcelona in May.  A great chance to solidify old acquaintances and relationships, and to see the beautiful sights of this iconic city.