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Patent Lessons from the Google v. Oracle API Dispute

Canada, USA - May 28 2021 The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) recently issued a landmark copyright decision in Google LLC v Oracle America, Inc. finding that Google was…

Paul Horbal

When is There an “Actual Invention” Involving Computers?

Canada - February 2 2021 Good news for patent applicants with computer-implemented inventions: Canada's Patent Appeal Board (PAB) recently ruled that proposed claims in Yves…

Paul Horbal

2020 Engineering & Technology Year in Review

Canada - January 20 2021 2020 saw some notable developments relating to the patentability of software and computer-related inventions. Here, we review some of the key…

Paul Horbal, Yuen Lai Shek

Making Connected Devices? Federal Privacy Commissioner Publishes Guidance for Manufacturers of Internet of Things Devices

Canada - December 17 2020 Manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices (e.g., lights, doorbells, locks, cameras, watches, health trackers, etc.) are responsible for…

Amanda Branch