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

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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 …

Trademark Lawyers And Celebrity Culture

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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

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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 …

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 …

SCC Renders Decision Against Google

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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 …