Recent Insights

IBM Awarded Major Win in Patent Infringement Case Against Groupon IBM Awarded Major Win in Patent Infringement Case Against Groupon

Patent
August 8, 2018August 8, 20182018-08-08
On July 27, 2018, a US jury awarded International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) $82.5M USD in a patent infringement case after it found Groupon Inc.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ibm-awarded-major-win-patent-infringement-case-against-groupon

Ontario Driver Convicted of Distracted Driving for Using Smartwatch Ontario Driver Convicted of Distracted Driving for Using Smartwatch

Information Technology
August 8, 2018August 8, 20182018-08-08
On May 16, 2018, the Ontario Court of Justice (the Court) issued its decision in R v Ambrose, 2018 ONCJ 345
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ontario-driver-convicted-of-distracted-driving-for-using-smartwatch

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Investigates Foreign Company’s Use of Canadian Facebook User Profiles Privacy Commissioner of Canada Investigates Foreign Company’s Use of Canadian Facebook User Profiles

Privacy
August 8, 2018August 8, 20182018-08-08
On July 18, 2018, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (Commissioner) published its findings for its investigation
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-investigates-foreign-company%E2%80%99s-use-of-canadian-facebook

Google Once Again Held Accountable for Defamation from Search Engine Results Google Once Again Held Accountable for Defamation from Search Engine Results

Privacy
August 8, 2018August 8, 20182018-08-08
Google has once again fallen victim to a defamation proceeding in Australia as a result of its search engine.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/google-once-again-held-accountable-for-defamation-from-search-engine-results

Collective Rights Societies SOCAN and SODRAC Merge Collective Rights Societies SOCAN and SODRAC Merge

Copyright
August 8, 2018August 8, 20182018-08-08
On July 31, 2018, the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) announced that it has merged operations with the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers & Publishers in Canada (SODRAC).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/collective-rights-societies-socan-and-sodrac-merge

Cannabis and Natural Health Products Cannabis and Natural Health Products

Regulatory Law
July 25, 2018July 25, 20182018-07-25
On July 11, 2018, the Cannabis Regulations were published in the Canada Gazette Part II (Vol. 152, No.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/cannabis-and-natural-health-products

Events

November 24, 2017

Heather Watts will be participating in a panel presentation on Injunction Strategy – Practical Tips for Success on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

The presentation is hosted by The Advocates’ Society at the The Advocates’ Society Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto ON.  The panel discussion is part of an educational program called Winning Injunctions which takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..  The program will be recorded for a live webcast.

November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, Hung Nguyen will be moderating a panel presentation titled Update in IP and IT Law.  The panel will take place during the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Annual Ontario Conference which is hosted at the Toronto Board of Trade.  

The Event Schedule for the Conference is available here:  https://on.facl.ca/tc-events/conference2017/

October 23, 2017

Richard Austin will be participating in a panel, “Navigating the Challenges and Harvesting the Benefits of Big and Open Data” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 23, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.