Nike Sues Lululemon: Who Should Be Sweating?

Nike is suing Vancouver-based Lululemon for allegedly wilfully infringing six patents owned by Nike.  The patents at issue relate to fitness technology used by Mirror, a home-gym company acquired by Lululemon in 2020.  Among examples of the allegedly infringing technology given by Nike is an adaptive watch that monitors the heart rate of a …

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Natalie Raffoul “Patent Law Expert of the Year: Canada”

Brion Raffoul LLP is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Natalie Raffoul, has been recognized by Leaders in Law as the  Patent Law Expert of the Year in Canada. Leaders in Law is a platform of over 2000 Leaders, across 1400 jurisdictions, specializing in 56 different practice …

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Canadian Astronaut Monitor is Out of this World

The Bio-Monitor™ wearable health monitor is now being used by the Canadian Space Agency to monitor astronauts’ vital signs aboard the International Space Station.  Invented and produced by the Montreal-based company Hexoskin, the Bio-Monitor™ wearable health monitor combines multiple medical sensors into a “smart shirt” and records astronauts’ …

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Countdown for Late National Phase Entry!

On October 30, 2019, Canada implemented new Patent Rules.  Among other changes, the new Rules eliminated Canada’s late entry for national phase as of right.  Under the old Rules, international filings could be entered into national phase for up to 42 months from the earliest priority date, with …

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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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Natalie Raffoul featured in IAM 300 Global Leaders Guide

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Natalie Raffoul, managing partner at Brion Raffoul, has been selected as one of this year’s IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders. The inaugural digital edition of the guide identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP …

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