Recent Insights

AI in Law: Helping lawyers to be more efficient and creative AI in Law: Helping lawyers to be more efficient and creative

Intellectual Property
February 9, 2018February 9, 20182018-02-09
James Kosa, partner at Deeth Williams Wall LLP, and Andrew Arruda, CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence were panelists at the Ontario Bar Association this week and discussed the benefits of AI and how it can help lawyers be more efficient and creative.  An article by Alexia Kapralos of Canadian Lawyer Magazine about the presentation is available online
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/ai-law-helping-lawyers-to-be-more-efficient-and-creative

Canadian Patent Appeal Board Rejects Delivery Notice System as Unpatentable Subject Matter Canadian Patent Appeal Board Rejects Delivery Notice System as Unpatentable Subject Matter

Patent
February 7, 2018February 7, 20182018-02-07
On December 14, 2017, the Canadian Patent Appeal Board (Board) in decision number 1436 regarding an application entitled “Delivery Notice and Method Using the Same” recommended that the application be refused on the basis that claimed invention is directed to non-statutory subject matter, is obvious, and is indefinite.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/canadian-patent-appeal-board-rejects-delivery-notice-system-as-unpatentable-subject-matter

Graphical User Interface Menu Structure Found to be Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in US Graphical User Interface Menu Structure Found to be Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in US

Patent
February 7, 2018February 7, 20182018-02-07
On January 25, 2018, in a 2:1 split decision, the US Federal Circuit released its decision in Core Wireless Licensing v LG Electronics Inc, affirming the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/graphical-user-interface-menu-structure-found-to-be-patenteligible-subject-matter-us

OPC Publishes Draft Policy: Search Engines Must De-Index Personal Information Upon Successful Privacy Challenges OPC Publishes Draft Policy: Search Engines Must De-Index Personal Information Upon Successful Privacy Cha...

Privacy
February 7, 2018February 7, 20182018-02-07
On January 26, 2018, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published the Draft OPC Position on Online Reputation (the Draft Policy).
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/opc-publishes-draft-policy-search-engines-must-deindex-personal-information-upon

Distinctiveness Test in Trademark Opposition Not the Same Distinctiveness Test for Passing Off Distinctiveness Test in Trademark Opposition Not the Same Distinctiveness Test for Passing Off

Trademark
February 7, 2018February 7, 20182018-02-07
On January 17, 2018, the Federal Court (FC) dismissed the appeal of Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust (Trust) from a decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB) refusing the Trust’s application to register the mark AJIT based on its use in association with printed publications and newspapers (Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v Navsun Holding
Deeth Williams Wall http://www.dww.com/articles/distinctiveness-test-trademark-opposition-not-same-distinctiveness-test-for-passing-off

Events

November 30, 2017

Please join the TIPG in welcoming James Kosa for the November dinner event.

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/