Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and an IP Osgoode Student Intern in the inaugural Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program (IP Intensive). On Friday, September 9, 2011, members of IP Osgoode, participants of the inaugural IP Law & Technology Intensive Program, IP enthusiasts, along with friends and family, gathered […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On August 16, 2011, the US Court of Appeal released the decision of Cybersource Corporation v Retail Decisions Inc. reinforcing that a process that can be done merely by a series of mental steps is not patentable subject matter under s.101 of Title 35 […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In response to the Federal Court’s decision in Amazon.com, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued further guidelines to its patent examiners regarding subject-matter patentability.
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In Bartly v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents), 2011 FC 873, a recent decision of the Federal Court, Justice Hughes clarifies that a Final Action by the patent examiner indeed means a final action. In other words, a Final Action is where all application objections […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. A report entitled Trade Mark Incentives was released this month by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The report generally found trade mark activity to be positively correlated with better performance in the areas of productivity, employment, wages, and growth rates.
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 2, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application made by Apple for infrared technology that would allow the disablement of picture and video recordings taken by devices such as the iPhone.
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. In the world of candy, Reese’s distinct shade of orange tells the consumer that a tasty peanut butter and chocolate treat resides within the packaging. And while the colour orange may be a natural choice when trying to indicate peanut butter, Mars, in trying […]
Amelia Manera is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Toronto’s Caribana festival, currently operated by the Festival Management Committee (FMC), has been ordered to give the festival a different name as part of the Ontario Superior Court ruling that the Caribana Arts Group (CAG), the founder and original operator of the festival, owns […]
Amelia Manera is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The concept of collective rights of Indigenous Peoples with regards to intellectual property rights is just one of the topics under discussion at the Eighteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetics Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) being held at […]