Ottawa’s WiLAN Acquires International Road Dynamics for $63.5M

Erika Murray Patent

WiLAN, the Ottawa-based company has decided to move toward the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ sector and beyond the tradition intellectual property and patent licensing role it has played in the market with the purchase of International Road Dynamics for a whopping $63.5 million. In the past the patent and intellectual …

How To File A Patent In Canada

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Filing a patent in Ontario or anywhere in Canada is a process that requires diligence, attention to detail, and technical skills. Before jumping into how a patent is filed, let’s review the purpose behind the patent system in Canada. One of the goals of the patent system is to fuel …

Canadian Courts Can’t Keep their Patent Promise

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In the last few weeks the Supreme Court of Canada has released three IP and technology law related decisions, each with significant holdings. In Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33, the Court established a framework for deciding the enforceability of forum selection clauses. The analysis will no doubt also …

How to Create an Innovation Ecosystem – Patents

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By: Robert Tremblay IP protection strategies are certainly not ‘one-size-fits-all’, but rather depend to a significant extent on a company’s motivations, technological focus and budget. In this article series, we will explore innovative strategies to encourage the development of innovation ecosystems, both from within a company and by leveraging third-party …

Everyone wants a patent for Christmas

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Toronto intellectual property lawyer Erika Murray says her firm has seen a spike in end-of-year patent filings that has piqued her curiosity as to why the holidays are such a busy time for inventors. One of the more obvious reasons is that during the holiday season, many companies are also getting …