Intellectual Property Landscape with Bereskin & Parr

Bereskin & Parr hosts an Intellectual Property Landscape Breakfast on September 30! Key Highlights: What to consider in obtaining strong patent, design and trademark protection How to maximize your chances of obtaining patent protection What to know about the “big three” Canadian IP statutes updates: Patent Act – implementing the Patent Law Treaty Trademarks Act… Continue reading Intellectual Property Landscape with Bereskin & Parr

Isolated Human Genes are No Longer Patentable in the United States

Monday, June 17, 2013 By: Serge Lapointe, Ph.D. | Montréal and Ingrid E. VanderElst | Toronto The United States Supreme Court has released its much anticipated decision in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. In a decision that will have a significant impact on the biotechnology industry, the Supreme Court unanimously decided… Continue reading Isolated Human Genes are No Longer Patentable in the United States

Patent filing is back on the rise – WIPO publishes two valuable reports

By James Taylor Two reports published by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) demonstrate that patent filing is back on the rise and is of increasing value to stakeholders. This is interesting news for biotech startups and other companies who’s value is often determined by their cutting edge intellectual property. Each year, WIPO publishes an… Continue reading Patent filing is back on the rise – WIPO publishes two valuable reports

U.S. Patent Reform: Act Incents Smaller Firms to Innovate

By Jasmeet Duggal On September 16th, the America Invents Act was signed into law in the United States. Under the Act, the patent filing system has changed from “first-to-invent” to “first-to-file.”  This allows the first inventor to file for a patent to receive the rights to the invention. Once implemented, it is intended that the… Continue reading U.S. Patent Reform: Act Incents Smaller Firms to Innovate