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Intellectual Property


Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

On information highway, we’re all bozos on the bus | Bruce McDougall

Canada’s privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, wants more power. He could get it from a broader interpretation of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Among other things, Therrien thinks PIPEDA gives Canadians the right to be forgotten on the Internet, and he thinks his office should ensure that it does. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 2:16 PM

IP, Standards Council of Canada problem at election time | Ken Chasse

The Standards Council of Canada is engaged in a public relations campaign emphasizing: (1) the large part that it is playing in the federal government’s high-level promotion of preserving IP (intellectual property), particularly so large databases of data and the creation of innovation-creating, Silicon Valley-type “clusters” in Canada; and, (2) its invitation to the business community to work with the council in the development of innovation in conjunction with standardization. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

Buchli Goldstein hires IP associate

Buchli Goldstein announced that Daniel Rosen has joined the firm as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 1:11 PM

Hot technologies in intellectual property higtechfinger

In my time helping clients research and analyze technology areas, these areas have varied greatly and are usually quite specific to the interests of the company in question. However, through my three decades in intellectual property there have often been hot topics, with broader interest across technologies, that everyone seems clambering to find out more about. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 1:15 PM

Determining fairness of U.S. patent examiner statistics Patent application

Analytics describing what happens at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have been on the market for almost a decade, most commonly in the form of examiner statistics. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

New IP team leader, corporate partner for Dentons’ Montreal office

Dentons announced that Panagiota Dafniotis has joined the firm as national lead of the intellectual property (IP) team and partner in its corporate group. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 5:33 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 12:38 AM

SCC affirms Ontario owns Crown copyright in plans of survey filed with province’s land registry system Rosalie Abella

In its first judgment on Crown copyright, the Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the summary dismissal of a breach of copyright class action launched in 2007 by Ontario’s land surveyors, whose plans of survey filed with the provincial land registry system are being sold online by a commercial database, on Ontario’s behalf, without payment to the surveyor-creators. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

COPYRIGHT - Ownership - Crown

Appeal from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing a class action brought by Keatley Surveying Ltd (Keatley). ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 7:57 AM

COPYRIGHT - Remedies - Procedure - Costs

Determination of Rogers’ reasonable costs of compliance with a Norwich order. ... [read more]