August 11, 2014

Broken promises

Andrew Skodyn was quoted in the August 2014 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine on the 'promise of the patent'.

"You might say it's a battle that's been brewing for more than a decade —one that pits international mega pharmaceutical forces against Canada's scrappy patent law that some say holds "utility" in a different light than the rest of the world...

...Skodyn says he understands where Eli Lilly and others are coming from, but notes, as the old maxim goes, "hard cases make bad law." It comes down to the fact the systems in each country are very different. "For them the facts are compelling, for the broader jurisprudence the results have been more mixed," he says..."