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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 1:58 PM

Playing by chatbot rules | Gary Goodwin

I think I failed the Turing test! ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 2:44 PM - Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 4:02 PM

Moldaver led SCC on criminal law for 11 years but spent first three years looking for the exit TLD exclusive

Michael Moldaver, the judge who most shaped Canadian criminal law over the past 11 years, confesses he remains troubled that accused who are “clearly guilty” of serious crimes sometimes get acquitted, because courts throw out crucial evidence tainted by state illegality that many Canadians would not see as justifying such a drastic remedy. ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 10:05 AM

Who owns an athlete’s biometric data, part one Athlete's biometric date being measured

Performance-based biometric data derived from wearable technology is instrumental for athlete training, development and injury prevention. The value of data derived from wearable technology is rising both on and off the playing field. ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 9:31 AM

PATENTS - Jurisdiction - Actions - Striking out - Limitation periods

Appeal by the defendant from summary judgment dismissing the statement of defence and counterclaim in an action to determine ownership of a patent. In the statement of defence, the appellant claimed to be the rightful owner of Patent 834 and counterclaimed for a declaration that it was the owner of Patent 834, a declaration of patent infringement, plus damages and/or disgorgement of profits. ... [read more]

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 8:32 AM

Why expert handwriting analysis still matters handwriting

Several times, questions are raised by one of the parties on the authenticity of a signature or writing inscribed on a holographic will or other legal document. Once this doubt is brought in front of the attorney, he/she proceeds to get an opinion from a forensic document examiner who by his/her knowledge, skill, education and experience conducts his/her analysis. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 12:43 PM

WeirFoulds welcomes four new associates

WeirFoulds LLP welcomed new associates Cassidy Kunicyn, Baldon Mitchell, Alfred Pepushaj and Kristen Robertson. ... [read more]

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 11:52 AM

How do I know if I am on my way to burning out? | Rob De Toni

Burnout. It’s a hot topic in the legal profession today and has been ever since the beginning of the pandemic. But what exactly is burnout, and how can you tell if you are on your way to burning out? ... [read more]

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 1:34 PM

Patagonia ownership transfer: Lawyering for 21st century | Heidi J.T. Exner Back to school

The 83-year-old Patagonia founder and ex-billionaire Yvon Chouinard raised eyebrows earlier this month when he proclaimed “Earth is now our only shareholder,” and transferred ownership of his private company to a non-profit and trust. Holdfast Collective now owns 98 per cent of Patagonia’s stock, which constitutes the entirety of its non-voting shares. This means it stands to benefit economically to the tune of an estimated $100 million per annum in profits, paid as dividends. However, this ownership does not afford the non-profit control over Patagonia’s business operations. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 10:17 AM

Lawyers: Learn to network and generate new business | Mark Borkowski

No profession is as bad as generating new business and generating new clients as lawyers. Why? Lawyers do not know how to network. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 4:16 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Federal Court grants defendant ‘untimely’ motion to amend, awards plaintiff costs in patent dispute

The Federal Court of Canada granted a motion to amend a statement of defence in a patent dispute, but ordered costs be paid to the plaintiff as the motion to amend was “untimely” and due only to the defendant’s “change of heart and/or of solicitors.” ... [read more]