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Recent Insights

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Finds Bank Properly Protects Customer Information Transferred to Third Parties for Processing Privacy Commissioner of Canada Finds Bank Properly Protects Customer Information Transferred to Third Par...

Privacy
August 12, 2020August 12, 20202020-08-12
In 2017, a former TD employee filed a complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the outsourcing of TD’s fraud claim investigations to service providers operating in India. The Commissioner recently released its Report of Findings in respect of the complaint.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/privacy-commissioner-of-canada-finds-bank-properly-protects-customer-information

Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Clarifies Jurisdiction of the Federal Court on Matters of Patent Ownership Involving Contracts Federal Court of Appeal of Canada Clarifies Jurisdiction of the Federal Court on Matters of Patent Owners...

Patent
August 12, 2020August 12, 20202020-08-12
On July 28, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada (FCA) in Salt Canada Inc v Baker, 2020 FCA 127, clarified the powers of the Federal Court to adjudicate title to a patent under section 52 of the Patent Act, including engaging in interpretation of contractual agreements and other commercial instruments between private parties, to ensure that the records of the Patent Office reflect the correct legal situation.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-appeal-of-canada-clarifies-jurisdiction-of-federal-court-on-matters-of

US Federal Circuit Finds Patent Trial and Appeal Board Complied with Administrative Procedures Act and Affirms Obviousness Findings US Federal Circuit Finds Patent Trial and Appeal Board Complied with Administrative Procedures Act and Af...

Patent
August 12, 2020August 12, 20202020-08-12
On July 29, 2020, the US Federal Circuit (the Court) released its decision in FanDuel, Inc v Interactive Games LLC, No. 19-1393 (Fed. Cir. 2020), affirming the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that FanDuel, Inc (FanDuel) failed to prove that claim 6 of Interactive Games LLC (IG)’s patent for a system for remote gambling via mobile phones was obvious.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/us-federal-circuit-finds-patent-trial-and-appeal-board-complied-administrative-procedures

Federal and Ontario Privacy Commissioners Release Privacy Review of Canadian Government’s COVID Alert Application and Support Use of the Application Federal and Ontario Privacy Commissioners Release Privacy Review of Canadian Government’s COVID Alert App...

Privacy
August 12, 2020August 12, 20202020-08-12
On July 31, 2020, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (collectively, the commissioners) issued a news release supporting use of the COVID-19 tracing application developed by the Canadian federal government, COVID Alert, after completing their review of the application and undergoing in-depth discussions with the federal and Ontario governments.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-and-ontario-privacy-commissioners-release-privacy-review-of-canadian-government%E2%80%99s

Federal Court of Canada Further Considers Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regime Federal Court of Canada Further Considers Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regime

Patent
August 12, 2020August 12, 20202020-08-12
On July 10, 2020, in ViiV Healthcare ULC v Canada (Health), 2020 FC 756, the Federal Court of Canada (the Court) found the decision of the Minister of Health (the Minister) denying a Certificate of Supplementary Protection (CSP) in respect of Canadian Patent No. 2,606,282 (the 282 Patent) and the drug JULUCA® unreasonable. The matter was remitted to the Minister for redetermination.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-of-canada-further-considers-certificate-of-supplementary-protection-regime

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Genetic Non-Discrimination Act

Privacy
July 29, 2020July 29, 20202020-07-29
On July 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in Reference re Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (2020 SCC 17), upheld the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (the Genetic NDA) as constitutional, acknowledging an individual’s right to privacy over genetic information.
Deeth Williams Wall https://www.dww.com/articles/supreme-court-of-canada-upholds-genetic-nondiscrimination-act

Events

October 6, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer R Davidson will deliver an update on Privacy and Cyber Security for Regulated Professional Bodies in the COVID-19 Environment on October 6, 2020 at the INFONEX Conference on Professional Regulation and Discipline.

For more information or to register, click here: https://infonex.com/1358/agenda/

May 21, 2020

Deeth Williams Wall associate Jennifer Davidson has joined the program faculty of the Osgoode Professional Development Certificate Program entitled Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements.

Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating & Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into the essential aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements. 

More information on the program can be found here:

May 5, 2020

Get Up to Speed: Video Conferencing Solutions for Your Practice

Before mid-March, your daily routine may have involved some remote interaction with clients, lawyers and other stakeholders. Today, most practitioners' schedules are filled with back-to-back video conferences on various virtual platforms.