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 more than $250 million in damages and …

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Canadian-European Patent Office (EPO) Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program Now Permanent

By Chris Chiavatti, Liz Gray, and Natalie Raffoul On January 6, 2021, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced that the PPH pilot program between the CIPO and the European Patent Office (EPO) will now be permanent.  The CIPO-EPO PPH allows patent applicants to request accelerated examination in one patent office based on a corresponding …

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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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