Patent Law in Light of The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. If approved, the agreement will become effective in 2016. Almost all tariffs between the two parties will be eliminated.
CETA covers many fields. One bulletin addresses provisions relating to patent law and data protection, addressing issues such as patent term restoration for pharmaceutical products other than those already approved and equivalent and effective rights of appeal for judicial decisions under the Patented Medicines Regulations among others.
In a two hour, live webcast, a panel of experts and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview and discussion Patent Law in Light of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU.
Key topics include:
- Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - A Perspective
- Sui Generis Protection
- Period of Patent Term Restoration
- Reporting Requirements for CETA
- Appeals Under the Patented Medicines Regulations and Dual Litigation
- Pharma and Plant Protection Products
- Right of Appeal in Patent Linkage
- Intellectual Property Terms in CETA
Martin P.J. Kratz QC, Partner, Head of Intellectual Property
Bennett Jones LLP
- The CETA context – Patent reform as part of wider Intellectual Property Reform in Canada
- Combating Counterfeit Goods Act
- The Patent Law Treaty Implementation
- Patent term extension
Dominique T. Hussey, Partner, Head of IP Litigation
Bennett Jones LLP
- PM(NOC) context
- Impact on PM(NOC) litigation – the appeal right
- Impact on dual litigation
- Data Protection
Janet Cord, Partner
Ladas & Parry LLP
- Effect on Intellectual Property
- Effect on patents in particular pharmaceutical patents and drug development
- Access to medicines for developing countries
Emma Saffman, Senior Patent Agent
- Compliance with Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
- Proposed changes to CA patent law to comply with PLT (Bill C-43) & their impact on prosecution practice
- Impact of Patent Term Extension on drafting & prosecution practice
Who Should Attend:
- Patent Law Attorneys
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Design Patent Attorneys
- Trademark Lawyers
- Medical & Pharma Lawyers
- IP Law Attorneys
- Drug Manufacturers
- Patent Litigators
- Patent Consultants
- Trademark Professionals
- Medical & Pharma Firms
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organization
Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones LLP and his practice is focused on intellectual property and technology law, including substantive patent transactions, procurement, commercialization, strategy and opinions.
Martin is internationally recognized as a leading lawyer including being ranked by Chambers and Partners for IP law, identified as an IP STAR by Managing Intellectual Property in the Patent handbook and is identified as one of the world's leading patent lawyers in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Lawyers, 2015.
Martin is national co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School's Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches in that program.
Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones LLP and his practice is focused on intellectual property and …
Dominique Hussey is the Bennett Jones LLP Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group leader with a broad range of IP, regulatory and branding experience, including extensive experience litigating patents under the Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations. Her practice involves trademark prosecution, brand portfolio management, and all aspects of IP litigation. In addition to counseling on a range of trademark, patent and copyright issues, Dominique advises on advertising, marketing, packaging, labeling, and regulatory matters, most often pertaining to food, drugs, cosmetics, and telecommunications technology. She is depended on to structure and negotiate complex strategic settlements and business arrangements, with an eye to positive business and litigation outcomes. She also offers her experience to assist clients in navigating corporate acquisition, re-organization and joint ventures, in a variety of regulated and retail industries. She has advised clients extensively on the content, scope, outcome and likely legislative impact of CETA negotiations.
Dominique previously practiced at a major law firm in New York, where she provided litigation and counseling services to pharmaceutical and consumer products companies in the areas of patents, trade secrets and false advertising, with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman Act patent litigation.
Dominique Hussey is the Bennett Jones LLP Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group leader with a broad range of IP, regulatory …
Janet Cord is a partner of Ladas & Parry LLP. Ms. Cord specializes in patent law and has expertise in international and domestic patent prosecution and litigation. She advises clients on portfolio management especially in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and chemistry. In addition, she has extensive experience drafting and negotiating global license and other agreements for a wide variety of clients including multi-national corporations and universities. She carries out due diligence for licensing, mergers and acquisitions and financial investment. Currently, she is secretary of the International Patent Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and a member of the grant committee of Women in Bio.
Janet Cord is a partner of Ladas & Parry LLP. Ms. Cord specializes in patent law and has expertise in …
Emma is an American and Canadian Patent Agent practicing in intellectual property for over 15 years, specializing in chemistry and the life sciences, with particular expertise in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics, personalized medicine, and clean technologies. Emma has a broad range of experience in Canadian, U.S., and foreign patent prosecution, strategic IP portfolio development, patentability, validity, and freedom-to-operate analyses, due diligence evaluations, and litigation support. She frequently advises clients in the life sciences sector on best business practices for IP and lectures regularly on strategic IP management at McGill University’s Understanding Patents course. Prior to joining private practice, Emma worked in-house in a biopharmaceutical company where she directed the company’s patent and trademark portfolios worldwide. Emma is an active member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of University Technology Managers, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Emma is an American and Canadian Patent Agent practicing in intellectual property for over 15 years, specializing in chemistry and …
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