Apotex Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis, 2013 FCA 187 (2013)

Parts:Apotex Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis
Reporting Judge:NOËL J.A.
Docket Number:A-121-12
 
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Federal Court of Appeal - Apotex Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis [Anonymoused]

Source: http://decisions.fca-caf.gc.ca/en/2013/2013fca187/2013fca187.html

Date: 20130724

Docket: A-121-12

Citation: 2013 FCA 187

CORAM: NOËL J.A.

PELLETIER J.A.

GAUTHIER J.A.

BETWEEN:

APOTEX INC., and

APOTEX PHARMACHEM INC.

Appellants and

SANOFI-AVENTIS and BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

SANOFI PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS PARTNERSHIP

Respondents

Heard at Toronto, Ontario, on January 28 & 29, 2013.

Judgment delivered at Ottawa, Ontario, on July 24, 2013.

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT BY: PELLETIER J.A.

CONCURRED IN BY: NOËL J.A.

GAUTHIER J.A.

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Date: 20130724

Docket: A-121-12

Citation: 2013 FCA 187

CORAM: NOËL J.A.

PELLETIER J.A.

GAUTHIER J.A.

BETWEEN:

APOTEX INC., and

APOTEX PHARMACHEM INC.

Appellants and

SANOFI-AVENTIS and BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

SANOFI PHARMACEUTICALS HOLDINGS PARTNERSHIP

Respondents

REASONS FOR JUDGMENT

PELLETIER J.A.

[1] This is an appeal from the order of costs made following a 26 day trial in which the Federal Court found that Canadian Patent No. 1,336,777 (the ‘777 Patent) was invalid for lack of utility and obviousness. The appellants argue that the Federal Court erred in denying them certain of their disbursements. In File No. A-7-12, this Court overturned the Federal Court’s decision, upheld the validity of the ‘777 Patent, and ordered costs against the appellant Apotex in this Court and in the Federal Court. As a result, this appeal is now moot.

[2] The appeal should therefore be dismissed.

"J.D. Denis Pelletier"

J.A.

“I agree

Marc Noël J.A.”

“I agree

Johanne Gauthier J.A.”

FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL

NAMES OF COUNSEL AND SOLICITORS OF RECORD

DOCKET: A-121-12

STYLE OF CAUSE: APOTEX INC. and APOTEX PHARMACHEM INC. and SANOFI-AVENTIS...

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