In the News: Steelhead LNG Alleges Infringement

By Liz Gray and Chris Chiavatti A long-running dispute between several producers of liquified natural gas (LNG) is heading to Federal Court.  A statement of claim filed by Steelhead LNG alleges that several other LNG companies have infringed Steelhead’s patents and misused confidential information.  Steelhead LNG is seeking …

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In Patent-Speak: When is a Brassiere an N95 Mask?

In these especially challenging times, one must be able to see through the fog of distracting information. The same holds true for the bureaucratic process of filing for a patent. A case in point is a 3M Company patent (U.S. Patent No 3,064,329) for a molded nonwoven fabric …

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IAMPATENT1000 ranked Brion Raffoul as one of top 14 patent prosecution firms in Canada

IAMPATENT1000 is one of the most respected rankings for patent professionals globally because of peer review in validating its research. The IAMPATENT1000 published the following about Brion Raffoul: Ottawa-based IP specialist Brion Raffoul is the recipient of emphatic feedback from the market: “Its professionals are extremely organised, proactive …

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Protecting Your Innovation: Improvement Patents

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” Blockchain, nanomaterials, AI, CRISPR – disruptive technologies can transform entire industries.  A common misconception is that patents are only for protecting cutting-edge and disruptive innovation. Indeed, only technology that is new and non-obvious can …

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