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Eli Lilly and Company v Government of Canada: Solidifying the Sovereignty of Canadian Courts

Published: 04/10/2017

By A. Chandimal Nicholas

Recently, a Chapter 11 NAFTA tribunal (the “Tribunal”) decided not to interfere with the Canadian Courts’ treatment of utility in the context of patent law. The Tribunal noted that Canadian patent law had not experienced a dramatic shift through the Canadian Courts’ treatment of utility, and that the application of utility in Canada was neither arbitrary nor discriminatory.

Read about solidifying the sovereignty of Canadian courts.