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The Magic of IP Assignments - Court decides that transfer of intellectual property rights is ineffective due to missing “magic words”

USA - October 12 2021 The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently confirmed the importance of using precise language in contracts assigning…

William Audet.

Does Size Matter in Patent Claims?

Canada, USA - July 28 2021 Making an article smaller can often have valuable benefits and requires inventive ingenuity to accomplish. However, it is often difficult to convince…

Callum Lootsma, Raffi Dergalstanian.

Ontario Law Presents an Opportunity for Patent Owners to Enforce No-Challenge Clauses

Canada - July 8 2021 No-challenge clauses are contractual provisions where a party agrees not to attack the validity of a specified patent or patents. Patent owners often…

Cameron Gale.

Tips for Preserving Trade Secrets in the Age of Virtual Meetings

Canada - October 19 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the way business is conducted. Face-to-face meetings have moved online via popular videoconferencing…

Paige Newman, Justin Philpott.

Supreme Court of Canada Puts the Breaks on Uber’s Arbitration Clause

Canada - July 8 2020 The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, a dispute between the large ridesharing and food…

Adam Aucoin.