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Use of Patents By Governments – From Cruise Missiles to Genetic Tests

The Government of Canada may, at any time, use any patented invention, paying to the patentee such sum as the Commissioner reports to be a reasonable compensation for the use thereof.

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A Firm Welcome

We are delighted to welcome Yue Fei, who has joined the firm as an articling student.

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Litigation Privilege Applies between Adverse Parties

There is no rule in British Columbia to the effect that communications between adverse parties in the course of litigation are exempt from litigation privilege.

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Successful INTA 2015

Paul Smith and Mihaela Hutanu attended the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in San Diego in the first week of May.

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Priority Restoration: Canada’s Convoluted Amendments Cause Confusion

Bill C-43 (as outlined in an earlier article here) will give patent applicants who have missed a 12 month priority filing deadline the opportunity to restore priority rights in certain limited circumstances.

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