MakerLaunch Honours Brion Raffoul LLP

This week, the team at Brion Raffoul LLP was thrilled to accept an honorary plaque from Heather Howes, on behalf of the University of Ottawa’s Engineering Faculty MakerLaunch start-up growth program. Brion Raffoul has been a corporate partner/donor of MakerLaunch since the program’s inception in 2019 and has been proud to help support six (6) …

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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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