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 […]
IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring John Weigelt: Adjusting to the Changed Frame of Reference of our Technology Enabled World
March 11, 1876. December 18, 1903. July 21st, 1969. These are the dates that John Weigelt — the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada — used to provide scale in his recent IP Osgoode Speaks Series presentation: Adjusting to the Changed Frame of Reference of our Technology Enabled World.
In an effort to draw a line in the sand in the smartphone market, an “innocent bystander” has been caught in the legal crossfire. Following a successful sales ban of the Xbox 360 in Germany, Motorola set its sights on the gaming console’s home turf, and currently, things are not looking good for Microsoft in […]
Nathan Fan is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. When Toronto-based i4i Inc. suspected their software patent had been infringed by Microsoft Corp., they rallied their resources and launched a lawsuit against the software giant in March 2007. i4i’s patent was granted in 1998 for their XML software which allowed users to manage large amounts […]
In a recent post Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Horacio Gutierrez, articulated the need for a global patent system calling it "a necessity, if national patent authorities are to overcome the substantial difficulties they face". With respect to patent applications, such difficulties include, increased number of patent application backlogs, longer pendency periods, […]