IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winner of the eighth annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge:
OVERVIEW Similar to other traditional industries, a digital revolution for financial services is underway. Financial technology, or ‘‘FinTech,” is an accelerating technical sector gaining in popularity with both traditional financial institutions and new market entrants. Competitors are forming constructive partnerships to collaborate, efficiently develop, and deploy new FinTech products and services. Patents for core technology […]
Podcast Now Available for @craigcarys talk on "A Feminist Copyright Agenda: Open Access, Attribution & the Academy"
On September 21, 2016, IP Osgoode's own Prof. Carys Craig delivered a talk entitled "A Feminist Copyright Agenda: Open Access, Attribution & the Academy" as part of the Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession Speaker Series. bloggingforequality.ca has posted the transcript of this thought provoking talk here and the podcast here on […]
3D printing technology has advanced to the level where consumers are able to purchase these printers for their personal use. Just recently, 3D printing was accessible only in limited circumstances. Now, it is possible for consumers to purchase versions of 3D printers which can be used at home to print various articles and objects. In […]
On June 29, Sam Harris delivered a TED Talk in which he posed the question: “can we build artificial intelligence without losing control of it?” He proposed the founding of “something like a Manhattan project on the topic of artificial intelligence” to answer his question. On September 28, leading Silicon Valley AI developers entered into a “Partnership […]
As reported on Kotaku.com – "British Telecommunications, a multinational mega-conglomerate with origins dating back to the 1800s, is suing Valve, a video game company that can't count to three". British Telecommunications (BT) alleges that on-line services offered by Valve infringe on four U.S. patents held by BT. The patents at trial are broadly worded and could implicate […]
My topic is the valuation of copyright. Valuation of any sort of intellectual property is a tricky subject. Somebody invents a better mouse trap and wants to sell the invention. He may get a patent for it. How does he know what to ask for it? An idea for a better mouse trap is not […]
Even in 2016, it is tempting to treat the Internet as separate from the bricks-and-mortar world. As much as we might like to keep them apart, Augmented Reality apps like Pokémon Go will force the interaction between technology and more traditional areas of law.
The University of Ottawa's Shirley E. Greenberg Chair for Women and the Legal Profession was created to further the careers of women in the law and to research and advocate for legal reforms that would increase equality for women. At first glance, this might seem a bit off-topic for a blog about Intellectual Property law.
On September 20, Thomson Reuters and MaRS LegalX presented the Emerging Legal Technology Forum to a filled auditorium in the MaRS Discovery District. The purpose of the forum was to examine how technology is currently being used within law firms, how contract and document automation is changing transactional practice, the design change requirements to leverage […]