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Publications & Presentations

2016

April 30, 2016

Christopher D. Heer, Chapter 17, "Directions to Attend", Intellectual Property Litigation - Forms and Precedents, LexisNexis, 2016.


2015

November 23, 2015

Christopher Heer speaks on "Advising Clients on Patent Strategy in Their First Few Years of a New Business" at a program entitled "Intellectual Property Law: Practice Primers & Contemporary Developments" offered by webinar by The Commons Institute.

April 23, 2015

"Amendment to Statement of Issues in Damages Reference Allowed in Part to Narrow Existing Plea", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2014.

February 17, 2015

Christopher Heer speaks on "Advising Your Client on IP Remedies Before the Case Starts" at a program entitled "Advanced Sessions in Patents and Trademark Law" offered by The Commons Institute in downtown Toronto.

January 13, 2015

"Court Refuses to Overturn Commissioner’s Refusal of Subway Video Monitor Patent Application as Obvious", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2014.


2014

September 19, 2014

"Judicial Review in Patent Conflict Proceeding Dismissed", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2014.

"Expandable and Contractible Garden Hose Patent Found Obvious In View of Aircraft Gas Mask Hose", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2014.

June 18, 2014

"Non-Practicing Entities in Canada", Intellectual Property Newsletter, Federated Press, Volume XIX, No. 2, 2014.

March 31, 2014

"350k in Party-and-Party Costs Awarded in Patent Action – ABB Technology AG v. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2013.


2013

December 6-7, 2013

Christopher Heer presents “Patent Law and Data Protection” as a guest speaker at the Intellectual Property Law Course in the Health Law LLM Program offered by Osgoode Hall Law School.

May 27, 2013

"Unanswered Request to Admit Insufficient Evidence to Support Default Judgment Motion – Monsanto Canada v. Verdegem", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2013.

March 06, 2013

"Impeachment Action Continues against Expired Patent – Apotex v. Warner- Lambert Company LLC", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2012.


2012

December 01, 2012

"Bancorp Services LLC v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (US)", E-commerce Law Reports, Volume 12, Issue 6 [2012] ECLR 1-24.

October 19, 2012

"The Value Proposition for Canadian Patents", online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/202898/Patent/The+Value+Proposition+for+Canadian+Patents>.

September 05, 2012

"Canadian Patent Prosecution Tips for the U.S. Patent Practitioner", online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/195632/Patent/Canadian+Patent+Prosecution+Tips+For+The+US+Patent+Practitioner>.

August 27, 2012

"Top to Bottom Variant Has Material Effect on Way Invention Works – Hollick Solar Systems Limited v. Matrix Energy", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2012.

August 24-26, 2012

Christopher Heer will be on hand as a mentor at the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre's (MEIC) Mobile App Camp 2012, which takes place August 24-26 at Corus Quay in Toronto. The Mobile App Camp provides mobile and interactive digital media professionals with the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams to brainstorm and develop new mobile app concepts.

August 21, 2012

"Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions Further Delineated by U.S. Court", online: Lexology <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d424c78c-e8bb-45c7-a0d5-69d7d02d9164>.

June 07, 2012

"Punitive Damages Granted for Patent Infringement – Eurocopter (Société Par Actions Simplifiée) v. Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitée", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2012.

February 27, 2012

"Mere Restatement of the Claims Is Not a Proper Pleading of Patent Infringement – Bertelsen v. Automated Tank Manufacturing", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2011.

February 27, 2012

"Section 8 Proceeding Amendment to Add Infringement Defence Denied" – Apotex v. Shire Canada", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2011.

February 02, 2012

As part of a workshop on business models, Christopher Heer speaks to Mobile Accelerator Program participants on "Protecting and Retaining IP in Mobile Applications". The Mobile Accelerator Program fosters the growth of high potential Ontario start-ups creating new and innovative mobile products and services.

January 18, 2012

"Business Methods Are Patentable in Canada", William B. Vass and Christopher D. Heer, online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/161864/Patent/Business+Methods+Are+Patentable+In+Canada>.

January 12, 2012

As part of a seminar on intellectual property held by the Toronto chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Toronto), Christopher Heer speaks on "Obtaining Patents and Avoiding Patent Infringement" in Canada and abroad.


2011

November 09, 2011

"Allegations Relating to Foreign Litigation Largely Not Permitted in Pleading" - Astrazeneca Canada v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2011.

November 2011

"Patent Appeal Board Review", Christopher D. Heer and Stéphane G. Lévesque, 27 CIPR 1.

October 21, 2011

"Infringement Found in at Least One of a Battery of Claims - Valence Technology v. Phostech Lithium", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2011.

July 28, 2011

"The Effective Use of Patent Searches and Opinions", online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/141230/Patent/The+Effective+Use+Of+Patent+Searches+And+Opinions>.

June 23, 2011

"Amazon.com Appeal on Patentable Subject Matter Heard by Federal Court of Appeal", online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/136808/Patent/AmazonCom+Appeal+On+Patentable+Subject+Matter+Heard+By+Federal+Court+Of+Appeal>.

April 06, 2011

"Expert Report from Patent Examiner Deemed Inadmissible - Eurocopter (société par actions simplifiée) v. Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limitée", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2010.

April 06, 2011

"Business Methods Not Excluded from Patentability - Amazon.com v. Canada (Attorney General)", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2010.

January 13, 2011

"Failure to Consider Essential Elements Leads to Reversal of Obviousness Finding - Bridgeview Manufacturing v. 931409 Alberta Ltd. (Central Alberta Hay Centre)", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2010.

January 13, 2011

Disclaimer Invalid Due to New, Inventive Elements Broadening Claims - Hershkovitz v. Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2010.


2010

November 05, 2010

Barbara Murchie and Christopher Heer, "The Duty of Good Faith in Patent Prosecution: Where Will It Arise Next?” 9th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents, The Canadian Institute.

September 23, 2010

"An Injunction Restraining the Sale and Distribution of Infringing Products Is Not Limited to the Products at Issue at Trial - Weatherford Canada Ltd. v. Corlac", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2010.

September 23, 2010

"Successful Appeal of the Granting of a Bifurcation Order - Garford Pty Ltd. v. Dywidag Systems International, Canada, Ltd.", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2010.

July 20, 2010

William B. Vass and Christopher D. Heer, "Business Methods Not Excluded from Patentability ", online: Mondaq <http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/105900/Patent/Business+Methods+Not+Excluded+from+Patentability+US+Supreme+Court+in+Bilski>.

July 12, 2010

"Early Trial Initiative Requires an Efficient Discovery Process - Apotex v. Sanofi- Aventis", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2010.

March 25, 2010

"Proposed Intervention Fails to Bring a Perspective to the Proceedings Different from That of the Parties - Pfizer Limited v. Ratiopharm", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2009.

March 25, 2010

"New Evidence on Appeal Must Be in the Interests of Justice - Pfizer Limited v. Ratiopharm", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2009.

January 13, 2010

"Invalidity Allegations with Respect to Controlled Release Oxycodone Compositions Patent Found Not Justified - Purdue Pharma v. Pharmascience", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2009.


2009

September 01, 2009

"Invalidity Arguments May Be Raised on Appeal as a Defence to Patent Infringement Without a Cross-Appeal - Johnson & Johnson v. Boston Scientific Ltd.", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2009.

June 16, 2009

"Partial Disclosure Fails to Amount to an Implied Waiver of Privilege - Merck v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2009.

March 25, 2009

"Courts Ought to Intervene in Assessments of Costs Only in the Plainest of Cases - Apotex v. Merck", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2008.


2008

December 18, 2008

"Venue of Long Trials Subject to Court's Availability/No Absolute Right to Rebuttal Expert Reports - Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q3 2008.

November 01, 2008

Christopher Heer and Ronald E. Dimock, "Patents" chapter in Canadian Forms & Precedents - Information Technology & Entertainment, looseleaf, 2005-2008.

September 01, 2008

"Improper Conduct as a Defence to a Claim of Equitable Relief in a Patent Infringement Action - Apotex v. Sanofi-Aventis Canada", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2008.

September 01, 2008

"Appeal of a Patent Re-examination Board Decision - Genencor International v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents)", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q2 2008.

June 01, 2008

"Relief from the Implied Undertaking Rule - Sanofi-Aventis Canada v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2008.

June 01, 2008

"Additional Case Law May Be Argued on an Appeal of a Prothonotary, but at a Price - J2 Global Communications v. Protus IP Solutions", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2008.

June 01, 2008

"Question of Mootness Is Not ‘Plain and Obvious' - Hässle v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q1 2008.

March 01, 2008

"Proper Pleading of Claims Broader and Bad Faith - Bayer Healthcare AG v. Sandoz Canada", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2007.

March 01, 2008

"Apotex Gets Up to 15 Expert Witnesses - Eli Lilly v. Apotex", CBA IP Quarterly Case Summaries, Q4 2007.


2006

April 01, 2006

Christopher Heer, "Employees and Trade Secrets: How the Concept of Inevitable Disclosure May Fit into Canadian Law", 19 IPJ 323, April 2006.


2005

March 01, 2005

Christopher Heer and Ronald E. Dimock, "Recent Developments in Patent Law", for the 4th Annual Drug Patents Conference, March 2005.


2004

November 01, 2004

Christopher Heer, "Follow the Leader: Software Patents with Inadequate Disclosure at the Canadian Patent Office", 62 UTFLR 85, Winter 2004.

November 01, 2004

Book Review, Christopher Heer, Michael Hong and Jason J. Kee,"Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies by Ronald E. Dimock, Ed.", 62 UTFLR 93, Winter 2004.

May 01, 2004

Christopher Heer, "The Case against Copyright Protection of Non-literal Elements of Computer Software", 18 IPJ 1, May 2004.

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