Choueifaty v Canada: The End of the Problem-Solution Approach for Software Patents?

By Liz Gray On August 21, 2020, the Canadian Federal Court rejected the problem-solution approach adopted by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) for assessing patentable subject matter under the Patent Act.  The problem-solution approach has long been the standard used by CIPO to determine whether a claim element is “essential” to the invention for …

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Natalie Raffoul Named in IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Natalie Raffoul, managing partner at Brion Raffoul, is profiled in the 2020 edition of the IAM Strategy 300. This global listing identifies “individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of intellectual property (IP) portfolios.”  Ms. Raffoul’s experience advising small and medium-sized enterprises through every step …

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Brion Raffoul and its Partners recognized in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 Ranking

Since 2014, Brion Raffoul has consistently ranked as one of the leading patent prosecution firms, and has ranked its partners, Art Brion and Natalie Raffoul, as leading patent practitioners in Canada. https://www.iam-media.com/directories/patent1000/rankings/canada « IP boutique Brion Raffoul lives and breathes innovation. Never afraid to push the envelope, it can translate any invention into an issued patent …

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