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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

Toronto law firm to take cryptocurrency payments Geoffrey Cher

The decision of a law firm to accept cryptocurrency as a method of payment is a somewhat of a necessity. Geoff Cher, a partner at Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, a Toronto-based business transactional law firm, said the firm has clients of both sides of the fintech equation. ... [read more]

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

Case study: Two ways to valuate intellectual property damages two_options_sm

Intellectual property litigation can arise when the intellectual property is allegedly infringed upon. This litigation can involve complex valuations due to the difficulty of estimating the profit that would have been earned. The following is a fictional case study of an infringed patent.The study illustrates two options for plaintiffs, profit loss and accounting of profits, and the implications thereof, as seen by the authors in various past cases. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Software decision shows what can happen between judgment and appeal software_fight_sm

Quebec’s Appeal Court has provided a concise primer in Druide Informatique inc. v. Éditions Québec Amérique inc., 2017 QCCA 2060 on “what happens to your trial judgment pending appeal.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

McCarthy Tétrault announces 18 new partners

Eighteen new members have been added to the ranks of partnership at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

The surprising owners of ‘Steve Jobs’ trademark rights in Europe steve_jobs_sm

Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, clothier brothers from Naples, Italy, are the unlikely owners of the EU trademark for “Steve Jobs” and a related logo after a legal battle with Apple ended with the tech giant losing its opposition to the marks in the European Union Intellectual Property Office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

Valuation of IP based on a royalty stream

Challenges arise in the valuation of intellectual property (IP) due to a number of factors, including: difficulties in estimation of cash flows to be generated from the IP’s use or licensing, particularly for early-stage or disruptive IP; tax considerations due to the ease of migration of IP; and selection of an appropriate discount rate and the quantification of risk. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

BROADCASTING - Broadcasting policy - Public service - Distribution undertakings - Simultaneous substitution - Content - Advertising

Appeal by Bell Canada and Bell Media Inc. (Bell) and the National Football League, NFL International LLC, and NFL Productions LLC (NFL) from a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) order, excluding the Super Bowl from the simultaneous substitution regime (Final Decision). ... [read more]

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:41 PM

Pitblado Law promotes partner, adds family law associate

Winnipeg-based Pitblado Law has promoted one member to partner and hired a family law practitioner. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]

Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

Technology expert becomes Bereskin & Parr partner

Paul Horbal has been admitted into partnership at Bereskin & Parr LLP. ... [read more]