November 2017

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To better serve Calgary-based innovators, Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property has opened a new satellite office at the Alistair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC), adjacent the main campus of the University of Calgary. Members of Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property will be staffing this office on a rotating basis in efforts to improve integration with the start-up community and others engaged in developing innovative technologies in the Calgary area. Any interested parties are invited to visit Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property at ARTC Suite 118, or call 403-609-9421 to schedule a meeting with one of our patent agents. The ARTC is located at 3553 – 31Read More →

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was signed by Canada and the European Union last year, resulting in amendments to Canadian legislation to implement its provisions. Legislative amendments to the Patent Act and the Trade-marks Act came into force on September 21, 2017, including the implementation of patent term extensions for pharmaceutical drug products and the expansion of geographical indications. Certificates of Supplementary Protection for Approved Drug Products A Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) has been introduced which provides a possible additional period of protection after a patent expires for drugs containing a new medicinal ingredient. A CSP is intended to partly compensate forRead More →

Professional staff from Hicks Intellectual Property Law and Hicks & Associates Intellectual Property recently participated in the following IP events in Canada and the United States: Christine Hicks attended the Banff Venture Forum on September 21st and 22nd, 2017 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta. Recognized as one of Canada‚Äôs marquee financing events for innovative technology companies, the Banff Venture Forum offers insight into key industry issues and provides superior networking opportunities with world-class professionals in the investment community. Christine also attended the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Annual Meeting, held in Niagara Falls, Ontario between October 11th and 13th, 2017.Read More →