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IP Metaverse Series - Part III: Industrial Design Protection in the Metaverse

Canada, USA - August 15 2022 This is the third article of a four-part IP Metaverse series exploring IP protections for Metaverse-related technology and consumer-facing brands…

Paul Blizzard, Benjamin Todd

Vizio sued for breach of copyleft open-source software license

Canada - November 11 2021 On October 19, 2021, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) sued Vizio, Inc. for alleged violations of the GNU General Public License covering…

Paul Blizzard

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