Marc Lampert speaks at AI and Big Data Conference

Alessia Monastero Events, Patents

On October 7th, Marc addressed the two-day AI and Big Data conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Innovators and top companies in the field of AI and Big Data were involved in a discussion on innovation in the AI and machine learning space. Particularly, how to capitalize and protect …

Greater Clarity for Subject-Matter Eligibility in Canadian Patents: The Benjamin Moore Case

Marc Lampert News, Patent, Patents

By Marc Lampert The Federal Court, in Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 923, has recently issued a decision that may help address a controversial practice by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO); and in doing so, will add much needed certainty for patent Applicants. …

Upcoming Changes to Canadian Patent Rules: How to Plan Ahead

Marc Lampert News, Patent, Patents

By Marc Lampert and Ammar Kalanaki Recent amendments to the Patent Rules will come into force on October 3, 2022 and introduce (1) excess claim fees, and (2) a request for continued examination (RCE) practice; among several other amendments.   The new Rules will apply to any application for which a request …

Trademark Lawyers And Celebrity Culture

Erika Murray Patents

Being a public persona is hard work and often involves the help of a diligent trademark lawyer. In the United States, some of the most talked-about celebrities have been employing the help of trademark lawyers to protect their name – and the lucrative business that comes with the brand – …

Identifying gaps in fostering tech commercialization

Erika Murray Expert Insights, Intellectual Property, News, Patents

Incubators and accelerators are helping start-up companies across the country, but Toronto intellectual property lawyer Erika Murray suggests more can be done to support tech entrepreneurs in their quest to innovate and commercialize. “The company start-up process involves creativity and some kind of ingenuity,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com. “It starts with …

SCC Renders Decision Against Google

Erika Murray News, Patents

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruling ordering search engine giant Google to remove the web pages of a company found to be duplicating a technology firm’s products will have a global impact, says Toronto intellectual property lawyer Erika Murray. “The unprecedented decision will have implications for IP (intellectual property) holders around the world and online …

3 Things Every Trademark Search Needs to Cover

Shadi Nasseri Patents

A trademark search is an effective way of seeing the listings of existing trademarks in Canada. Given there are thousands of trademark applications per year and growing, this can seem a little daunting. Luckily, there are many ways to conduct a search starting with preliminary online tools. For a more …

The Dos and Don’ts of Registered Trademarks

Erika Murray Patents

When you think of trademarks, what comes to mind? Probably an assortment of symbols, each evoking a particular large company brand identity with its respective qualities. The value of these associations is obvious. Certainly, one role of a trademark is to represent this defining aspect of branding – i.e. trademarks …

How Startups Can Create Value from Filing Patent Applications

Marc Lampert Patents

Uber has quickly risen from an early stage controversial disruptor to a household name. Uber has transformed the delivery of personal transportation and is one of several companies on the verge of bringing autonomous vehicles to the masses. When Uber was a startup, its goal was to put intracity travel …