Mr Joshua Neubarth

Joshua Neubarth

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Healthcare & Life Sciences

On the (Quebec health) record: Quebec government liable for patent infringement
Canada | 22 May 2019

In a digital-age David versus Goliath case, the Federal Court recently held that the Quebec government had infringed two patents owned by Dr Luc Bessette relating to a shared medical records system that he had invented 20 years ago. This is the first time that the Quebec government has been held liable for patent infringement and the decision provides important guidance to institutions, enterprises and inventors alike.

Intellectual Property

On the (Quebec health) record: Quebec government liable for patent infringement
Canada | 13 May 2019

In a digital-age David versus Goliath case, the Federal Court recently held that the Quebec government had infringed two patents owned by Dr Luc Bessette relating to a shared medical records system that he had invented 20 years ago. This is the first time that the Quebec government has been held liable for patent infringement and the decision provides important guidance to institutions, enterprises and inventors alike.

Media pirates walk the plank: extraordinary remedies against copyright infringers
Canada | 06 August 2018

In most jurisdictions, copyright owners face numerous challenges when seeking to enforce their rights against media pirates, including with regard to ongoing harm pending judgment, proving damages and unscrupulous defendants destroying evidence or failing to comply with court orders. However, in a series of recent decisions, the Federal Court granted various extraordinary remedies against media pirates, making Canada an attractive forum for copyright owners to litigate such cases.

Structural engineers score big as Federal Court enforces copyright on football complex structure
Canada | 02 October 2017

In a recent case, the Federal Court confirmed that the plaintiff's steel structure for an indoor football complex could benefit from copyright protection in Canada as an 'architectural work' under the Copyright Act. This is the first time in nearly 50 years that a building structure has been granted this protection by the Canadian courts.