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|CASL Software Provisions now in Force|
J. Sébastien A. Gittens, Graeme S. Harrison, Martin P.J. Kratz; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 28, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2014The provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) that regulate the installation of software came into force today, January 15, 2015. These provisions create new compliance burdens for businesses that create, distribute or use computer programs and software in the course of business (i.e., most...
|Patent and IP Wishes 2015|
Stephen G. Kunin; Oblon McClelland Maier Neustadt L.L.P.;
January 23, 2015Steve Kunin shared his Patent and IP Wishes for 2015 with IPWatchdog editor Gene Quinn.
|United States Patent and Trademark Office Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility|
Robert Irani; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published its 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance of Subject Matter Eligibility for use by USPTO personnel in determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 of the United States Patent Act, which we wrote about here. The Guidance does not...
|Viability of Certain Internet and Software Patents Reconfirmed in DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com|
Bill Blonigan; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014For those following the law of patent eligibility in the United States, a December 5, 2014 precedential decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a patent on webpage-display technology is patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. A slew of recent court decisions have gone...
|Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc.: Guidance on Stays Pending Post-Issuance Proceedings|
Martin Bader, Kayla Page; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014In a recent decision, Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc., No. 2014-1468 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 20, 2014), the Federal Circuit ordered the District of Delaware to stay district court litigation pending a covered business method (CBM) review, reversing the district court’s decision to...
|“I Told the Waiter There Was a Fly in My Soup!” - A Little More Freedom for User Outrage on Yelp and other Social Media Sites|
Mark A. Fischer; Duane Morris LLP;
|Who is the Inventor?|
Martin P.J. Kratz; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 20, 2015, previously published on November 14, 2014Enthusiastic entrepreneurs consult with patent agents about the protection of their new product. Often a successful team for an entrepreneurial business includes someone with technical skills, someone with marketing skills, someone providing business direction as well, of course, with one or more...
|The Internet of Things and Canadian Copyright Law|
Lisa K. Abe-Oldenburg; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 20, 2015, previously published on September 23, 2014Many of you have read about the dispute over copyright ownership of the monkey-selfie, where a primate took a digital photo that went viral and for which the owner of the camera tried to claim ownership. Ultimately the U.S. Copyright Office, in its draft Compendium of the U.S. Copyright Office...
|Canada’s New Trademark Law and What it Means for Business|
Lisa Statt Foy; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014Through sweeping legislation smuggled in by means of an omnibus budget bill, Canada’s trademark registration regime will be changed more dramatically than at any time in the last 50 years. The changes are giving trademark agents from coast-to-coast tremors: the technical aspects of the...
|Intellectual Asset Management Best Practices - Part 2|
Richard Stobbe; Field Law;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In Part 1, we looked at three important steps in starting an intellectual asset management process within your organization. “Intellectual assets” can include the know-how and intellectual capital within your organization together with registered and unregistered intellectual property...