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Gene Sequences held Unpatentable as the ACLU Defeats Myriad Genetics

Gene Sequences held Unpatentable as the ACLU Defeats Myriad Genetics

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School Doctors, cancer patients and virtually the entire biotech industry are joined in celebration after a District Court ruling in New York invalidated two important patents on gene sequences held by Myriad Genetics. The basis of the invalidity holding is that naturally occurring gene sequences, […]

Amazon's Infamous One-Click Patent Accepted in US Upon Re-Examination

Amazon's Infamous One-Click Patent Accepted in US Upon Re-Examination

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. North of the Border we are quite familiar with the patent application brought by online retailer Amazon.com for its one-click ordering system. This application was rejected in Canada as being directed towards unpatentable subject matter. However, in the United States a modified version of […]

Vuitton Attempts Slam Dunk on Hyundai over Super Bowl Ad

Vuitton Attempts Slam Dunk on Hyundai over Super Bowl Ad

Alexander Gloor is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton has sued car maker Hyundai for trademark infringement stemming from a Super Bowl advertisement. Before reading on, try and spot the alleged infringement. If you paid attention, you may have noticed the design on the basketball, appearing for all of […]

Data Privacy Day and an EU State of the (Privacy) Union

Data Privacy Day and an EU State of the (Privacy) Union

Alex Gloor is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School January 28th was Data Privacy Day, in case you needed a reminder. This day, celebrated in Canada, the United States and 27 EU countries, is aimed at promoting privacy awareness among youths, at promoting the development of privacy related technologies and at encouraging compliance […]

Airport Body Scanners: Useful Technology or Invasion of Privacy?

Airport Body Scanners: Useful Technology or Invasion of Privacy?

Alex Gloor is a JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School Questions about an individual's right to privacy in light of technological advances have persisted for over a century. Government sanctioned uses of¬†invading technologies have proved to be especially contentious. This debate has been rekindled as governments worldwide have proposed full body scanners as a […]

Bilski and Software Patents

Bilski and Software Patents

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The debate over the patentability of computer software has been well-documented, and there seems to be no end in sight. Supporters of software patents defend the right by using many of the historical rationales for patents, such as disclosure of the invention, stimulation of […]

Standard of Proof in Determining Accessibility of Online Prior Art

Standard of Proof in Determining Accessibility of Online Prior Art

Alex Gloor is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School A recent decision regarding a UK patent application by Ranger Services Ltd raised an interesting issue regarding the accessibility of online documents for prior art searches. As was first discussed on the IPKat blog, the specific question for discussion is the appropriate standard of […]