Making IP Litigation In Canada More Attractive

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 11:29 AM EDT) -- In many jurisdictions, intellectual property litigation is characterized by lengthy discovery and complex technical issues often requiring expert evidence. These characteristics can combine to strain court systems.

Over the last several years, the Canadian Federal Court, which hears the majority of IP cases in Canada, has implemented various rule amendments and practice changes to better address the challenges posed by IP litigation, thereby signaling that the court is “open for business” to IP litigants.

Background

While most IP infringement cases in Canada settle in advance of...
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