April 11, 2012 by Alan Macek
Three years ago, the Federal Court announced a plan to try to schedule trials within two years of the commencement of the proceeding. Since that time, many new patent cases have been commenced and some trials have been scheduled and heard. Has the court met its goals for patent infringement actions?
In Canada, most patent litigation takes place in the Federal Court. As with most courts, the Federal Court seeks to balance its limited resources with ensuring access to timely justice. To achieve its goal of scheduling trials within two years, the Court has implemented several measures.