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THE NEW RULES OF CANADIAN PATENT LITIGATION: FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL AFFIRMS THE VIABILITY OF SUMMARY JUDGMENTS IN PATENT ACTIONS, UPHOLDS INTERPRETATION OF FILE WRAPPER ESTOPPEL

On January 20, 2021, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in CanMar Foods Ltd. v. TA Foods Ltd 2021 FCA 7. This precedent setting appeal stems from the underlying decision of Justice Manson which itself was recognized as the Canadian Patent Impact Case of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Americas Awards 2020.  Gowling […]

Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.

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Osborne Clarke makes up for salary cuts after “better than expected” H1

Osborne Clarke is reversing several cash conserving measures implemented in May, as the firm looks set to restore full pay for its staff. The firm will pay back the 7 per cent salary reduction introduced in June following a successful first quarter of the new financial year. The repayment will span the past five months […]

Loving legal life: Wellbeing, stress and professional performance – the solution is here

This week systemic coaches Zita Tulyahikayo and James Pereira QC discuss how the limitations of conventional legal training contribute to poor performance and poor wellbeing. They call for a new set of skills-based competencies to support professional performance; the relinquishing of old cliches around wellbeing and law firm culture; and the creation of a new narrative where resourced lawyers who enjoy their work are renowned for their personal skills, not just their legal knowledge.

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Duchess of Sussex drafts in Blackstone silk as part of new-look counsel team

Blackstone Chambers‘ Ian Mill QC recently joined the new-look team of counsel representing the Duchess of Sussex in her legal battle against Associated Newspapers. Joining 5RB‘s Justin Rushbrooke and Jane Phillips, alongside 8 New Square‘s Jessie Bowhill, Ian Mill QC is the latest barrister to be instructed by Schillings, replacing 5RB’s David Sherborne on the […]

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