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Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 10:28 AM

Data exfiltration in ransomware attacks: Digital forensics primer for lawyers Padlocks

Nearly 80 per cent of all ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021 involved the threat of leaking exfiltrated data. Exfiltration is a popular pressure tactic as it introduces the threat to publish stolen sensitive data to a threat actor extortion website if a ransom payment is not received. Our team currently tracks over 40 threat actor extortion websites, with new sites belonging to new ransomware groups emerging each week. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 @ 8:31 AM

Recent wins for AI device: Patenting in era of artificial intelligence Robot pencils

DABUS, short for device for the autonomous bootstrapping of unified sentience, is an artificial intelligence (AI) machine that can invent and generate new ideas without any human input. DABUS is a form of neurocomputing and in some sense, DABUS may be said to mimic aspects of human brain function. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 4:20 PM

Federal Court becomes first known court to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status of its judges Chief Justice Paul Crampton

The Federal Court, Canada’s travelling national trial court, has become the first known court in the land to publicly disclose the COVID-19 vaccination status of its judges and prothonotaries. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 3:06 PM

New IP partner for Dickinson Wright in Toronto

Dickinson Wright LLP, a business law firm specializing in cross-border counsel, announced that Sanjukta Tole has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 2:43 PM

Back to Law School Roundup: News, analysis and opinion Back to Law School

For the second year in row, we have set out to cover the issues and challenges faced by Canadian law schools and students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... [read more]

Friday, September 03, 2021 @ 9:02 AM

Reading from the book of jab | Marcel Strigberger

No custody for you! ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 1:26 PM

Association with cannabis still damaging to reputation, goodwill No Cannabis Sign

Canada legalized the recreational sale of marijuana in October of 2018, but since then few cannabis companies have developed a positive brand image for themselves at the retail level. Even legalized cannabis appears to continue to suffer from negative connotations, as reflected in efforts by established brands in other areas to want to distance themselves from anything cannabis related. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 02, 2021 @ 5:34 AM

PATENTS - Patented medicines - Excessive prices

Appeal by Alexion Pharmaceuticals from the dismissal of its application for judicial review of a decision of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board finding that Alexiom priced its drug, Soliris, excessively. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 @ 5:37 AM

PATENTS - Defences to infringement - Invalidity of patent - Insufficiency of claims

Appeal by Seedlings Life Science Ventures from the dismissal of its patent infringement action and the allowance of the respondent’s counterclaim that the patent claims in issue were invalid. ... [read more]

Monday, August 30, 2021 @ 1:07 PM

Intellectual property: Latest word on bad faith Cloud Management

There have been numerous recent decisions in the U.K. and the EU relating to bad faith by an applicant for a trademark. The Canadian Trademark Act has been recently amended to add bad faith as a ground of invalidity, so it makes sense to follow these decisions. ... [read more]