Focus On

Intellectual Property


Monday, June 15, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

Zoom impact on oral advocacy Judgezoom

“Don’t cross your arms,” “Don’t forget eye contact,” “Try not to fidget … yes, put down that pencil.” Are these hallmarks of verbal advocacy about to become less relevant? ... [read more]

Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 2:57 PM

Virtual law post-COVID-19: Will justice thrive in a Zoom future? | Philip Holdsworth

COVID-19 has shocked the judicial system into the digital age, forcing justice to be administered via digital platforms. Video hearings are only a part of this new era of virtual law and Zoom is just the first example of how our legal future will exist in the digital world. ... [read more]

Friday, June 12, 2020 @ 12:18 PM

Federal Court eases restrictions in Western Canada, Maritimes

The Federal Court on June 11 announced it is ending the suspension period due to COVID-19 in Western Canada and Atlantic Canada on June 15 and extending it until June 29 in Ontario, Quebec and the three territories. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 5:47 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 6:15 PM

Ottawa tables ‘time limits’ bill, but opposition won’t fast-track without compromises

As anticipated, the minority Liberal government introduced its fourth COVID-19-related legislation in the afternoon of June 10, but by early evening federal opposition parties were still refusing to fast-track the proposed law, including rejecting a last-minute Liberal proposal to split off the more contentious parts of Bill C-17 into a separate bill. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 3:14 PM

Reopening digitalized economy: Practical privacy, cybersecurity considerations Padlock and chain

As technology has been key to the way individuals, organizations and governments have dealt with the COVID-19 crisis, this article aims to shed light on several privacy and cybersecurity considerations amid the reopening of the Canadian economy. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 9:10 AM

Ottawa poised to introduce law to extend civil timelines and punish CERB abuse  Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says criminal penalties the government plans to introduce in its fourth pandemic-related bill target those who deliberately abuse the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) — not ineligible claimants who mistakenly collect the $2,000-per-month benefit. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 04, 2020 @ 1:41 PM

What to consider when obtaining domain name Hi-techpadlock.jpg

One of the first steps in obtaining domain names is to assess which generic top level domain (gTLD) and/or country code top level domain (ccTLD) is appropriate. With the introduction of the new gTLDs there are frequently numerous options to consider. Relevant industry-specific or geographic domains should be carefully considered. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 03, 2020 @ 8:52 AM

No going back: Technology and court process | Gary Joseph

The COVID-19 shutdown of the court system was initially viewed as a temporary measure to address legitimate health concerns. Most lawyers expected a quick return to “normal” once the pandemic passed. Two things have now become quite apparent: the pandemic is not passing as quickly as we had hoped and, as importantly, there will be a new “normal.” Lawyers need to accept this and get onboard the technology train or they will be left behind. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 @ 1:41 PM

Litigation risk in COVID-19 environment: Big changes risk_liability_sm

Litigation risks are materially different today, under COVID-19 than at the start of 2020 when the threat of a world-changing global pandemic was barely an idea. The economic and strategic considerations affecting organizations’ litigation decisions are shifting. This article examines that shift and explores the consequences for litigants going forward as they seek to resolve disputes in the pandemic environment — both existing legal disputes and new litigation arising from COVID-19. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 02, 2020 @ 9:55 AM

Justice and the pandemic: The new gold standard Canada_COVID_sm

This article is the first of a three-part series examining our courts’ response to the pandemic and what it means for the future of the civil justice system. ... [read more]