Day: November 8, 2012

Viagra patent declared invalid by Supreme Court of CanadaViagra patent declared invalid by Supreme Court of Canada

In an important case released today, Teva Canada Ltd. v. Pfizer Canada Inc. 2012 SCC 60, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Pfizer’s patent for its popular drug Viagra used for treating erectile dysfunction  was void for not meeting the disclosure requirements in s. 27(3) of the Patent Act.

To satisfy the disclosure requirements, the inventor must disclose his/her invention and describe how it works in the specification. In addition, the inventor must disclose in the specification  how “to make the same successful use of the invention as the inventor could at the time of his application”.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-08Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-11-08

  • Hacker group posts 228 email addresses of Tory MPs, staffers on Anonymous-friendly website ->
  • Transcripts of Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the Cdn Video Game Entertainment Industry ->
  • Smaller firms conducting fewer IT audit risk assessments, according to survey ->
  • Hackers: We’re Real Pirates & We’ll Sell Dotcom’s Domain To Universal ->
  • Staged Approach to Implementation of i Copyright Modernization Act Set to Begin ->
  • Appeals court denies Google's request for rehearing of appeal of Microsoft injunction