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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Interlocutory injunctions - Circumstances when granted - Considerations affecting grant - Balance of convenience - Irreparable injury - Form and operation of order - Extraterritorial operation

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 3:16 PM  

Appeal by Google Inc. (Google) from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming an interlocutory injunction granted against Google in the respondents’ favour. The respondent Equustek Solutions Inc. (Equustek) was a small technology company in British Columbia. It manufactured networking devices that allowed complex industrial equipment made by one manufacturer to communicate with complex industrial equipment made by another manufacturer. Equustek claimed that another company, Datalink Technologies Gateways Inc. (Datalink), while acting as a distributor of Equustek’s products, began to re-label one of...