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Beware Patent Trolls – Companies Operating in Canada Have Low Cost Options to Invalidate Unworthy Patents

In Canada, there are two relatively inexpensive options to invalidate a Canadian patent, one being a Federal Court adjudication and the other an administrative proceeding, in addition to the normal “full blown” court action which may be seen to be costly notwithstanding that litigation costs in Canada are only a small fraction of that in the U.S.A..

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PatentsLynn Cassan
CIPO publishes its first Intellectual Property (IP) Report

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently published its first report on Intellectual Property in Canada. Based on data gathered internally and from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the IP Canada Report provides a snapshot of the IP system in Canada and the use of the global IP system by Canadians. The Report also provides a summary of processing times for patents, trademarks and industrial designs filed before CIPO, and concludes with a first look at some of the data collected by CIPO from the initial stages of its patent study in the area of climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs).

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Welcome to the PURE-IP Blog

Hello and welcome to the launch of our redesigned website featuring the PURE-IP® blog. On this page you will find news items, articles, case review and commentary on all matters pertaining to intellectual property (i.e., patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright) in Canada and worldwide.  We hope you will find our blog to be educational, entertaining and above all else, interesting.  

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Chris Dejardin