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Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Entertainment lawyers question feds’ music moves

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is criticizing the Canadian government for leaving songwriters and composers out of changes to the country’s copyright laws that extend a sound recording owner’s rights from 50 to 70 years. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Science v. sales

The main purpose of patent protection is to prevent others from interfering with a patentee’s right to fully enjoy the monopoly conferred by the patent, and thereby reward the patentee for developing something new, inventive and useful. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

No patent on privilege in federal push

A federal government proposal to throw a cloak of secrecy over patent and trademark agents’ confidential communications with their clients has divided the intellectual property bar and surprised legal regulators. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 07, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Uncontainable

Social media are a wellspring of popular Internet catchphrases and images — aka “Internet memes” — and are extremely effective at disseminating them rapidly, far and wide. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

High tech burn

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” are making more and more headlines as Health Canada, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, among other health organizations, warn consumers against purchasing or using these electronic smoking products. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

Protecting that bright idea

What happens when your client discovers that a patent application for their invention was filed by an erstwhile business partner without identifying your client as an inventor or applicant? ... [read more]

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Some answers, more questions on free trade

Critics of the newly minted “free-trade” agreement between Canada and the European Union (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), were quick to decry that it would be a game-changer for the pharmaceutical industry and would drive up the cost of prescription drugs in Canada. ... [read more]