University of Alberta v. Canada (Attorney General) – Update

October 9, 2018

By Robert Storey and Alain Alphonse

Earlier this year we reported on a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in which the University of Alberta sought to revive an abandoned patent application after the reinstatement period had expired: see our full report here. The Court of Appeal upheld the Federal Court’s ruling that the Commissioner of Patents did not err in refusing to reinstate the dead application.

On October 4, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the University’s application for leave to appeal. The official case summary is available here.

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Robert Storey Robert Storey
B.A.Sc., (Metallurgy and Matl. Sci.), LL.B.
Alain Alphonse Alain Alphonse
B.A.Sc. (Elec Eng.), J.D.