Patents

When seeking legal assistance for patents, it’s key to have a skilled team with the expertise to help protect your intellectual property, provide sophisticated patent services and acquire and protect patent rights in Canada, the United States and globally.

Our Patents Group can assist you with a wide range of services across the technology sector, including:

  • worldwide patent portfolio strategy planning, analysis and development
  • patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Canadian, U.S. and international patent application preparation and filing
  • cost-reduction and cost-benefit analyses of patent strategies

Our team is responsible for over 38,000 patent applications and registrations. Many of our professionals hold advanced scientific, engineering and graduate degrees in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, physics and electronics. Several hold PhDs in the fields of analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, genetics, nutrition and metabolism, plant biogenetics, oncology and telecommunications.

Experience

  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., in appealing the legal errors in Teva Canada Limited v. Janssen Inc. et al. This is necessary to restore validity to our client’s patents and ensure the law in Canada is not weakened.
  • Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Del Caribe, Inc., Lilly S.A., and ICOS Corporation in defending against all marketing generic companies in a number of patent infringement matters relating to CIALIS® and ADCIRCA® tadalafil products. In all cases, allegations of infringement of three patents, relating to unit doses, formulations and processes, are asserted.

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