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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 9:08 AM

Complaints, appeals aimed at Standards Council of Canada | Ken Chasse

Part one of this two-part article questioned the Standards Council of Canada’s ability to perform its part in the federal government’s high priority, IP-Innovation Canada project. A number of national standards will be needed to make that critically important combination of “innovation with standardization” successful. But recently, the council was responsible for the creation of a defective, but very important national standard: Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence CAN/CGSB-72.34-2017 (72.34-2017). ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Pharmacare in spotlight during 2019 election | Lisa Feldstein

Canada is recognized worldwide for its universal health care. We rarely have to pay when we visit a doctor or a hospital. Our system is predicated on medical need rather than ability to pay, and this model has become part of the Canadian identity. ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

IP law and politics: Redemption of Nickelback from Trump ideathief

While we are in the midst of an election, it bears repeating that politicians are notorious for adopting campaign songs without appreciating that the performing artists have a say in preventing their music from being associated with political causes that they do not support.  ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

Rules for running a startup in Ontario business_startup_sm

In recent years, Ontario has seen an increase in the number of startups run by very small teams. Since the businesses are small, the owner is often forced to handle various aspects such as finances, people management and marketing in order to get as much done with minimal resources. Unfortunately, many of these small business owners do not understand the legal implications caused by overlooking issues that seemed very minor at the initial stages. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Delay: Jordan’s big effect on civil litigation spiral_clock_sm

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan 2016 1 SCC 27 has had a big impact, not only in the context of criminal law, but also in civil actions. ... [read more]

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]