David Reive

Partner | Toronto


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Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Promise of a Patent

On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much awaited decision on the so-called “promise doctrine” of patent utility (AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. 2017 SCC 36).  As applied for many years, the promise doctrine had...


David Reive and Karen Durell quoted in The Globe & Mail

The Globe and Mail, "How Canadian companies can protect themselves from fakes, here and abroad"

Sporting a fake down parka that you bought at a flea market may seem like innocent fun, but it’s nothing of the sort to manufacturers and exporters, safety regulators and those whose business depends on protecting intellectual property. It has recently...


Experimental Testing in Litigation

The Federal Court has recently issued a practice direction relating to experimental testing for litigation. This practice direction resulted from arguments made in several recent cases to exclude testimony relating to experimental testing where the opposite party was not provided...