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Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

In a move that surprised many in the IP community, a budget bill that received royal assent before the holidays, introduced file wrapper estoppel to Canadian patent law. Bill C-86 (link) included a number of changes to intellectual property legislation including enacting the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act, reforming the Copyright Board, and numerous amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Copyright Act. One of the changes to the Patent Act, allows for the patent fil...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Law, US, Canada, United States, Intellectual Property, US supreme court, Patent Office, Locke, SG, Eli Lilly Co, Neuberger, Pollard Banknote Limited, Babn Technologies Corp, Copyright Board

Innovation Strategy

As part of World IP Day on April 26, 2018, the federal government announced a National IP Strategy to “help Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and access intellectual property”. The strategy, led by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, has a number of initiatives, and $85 million in funding, which will be rolled out over the upcoming months and years. New resources, tools, opportunities and legal changes may be interest to man...
Tags: Law, Canada, Bia, Intellectual Property, Federal Court, Standard, CCAA, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Competition Bureau, Standards Council of Canada, Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines, Innovation Science and Economic Development, Copyright Board

The Dickensian World of Music

The pittance received by most musicians through modern distribution formats is hardly news. Records sales have long tanked and online streaming – the trending means of music consumption – is famous (see here and here for example) for paying out a fraction of a penny per listen. By one US estimate, it takes over 172,000 plays per month for an artist to make a living wage. The upshot is that you need to go big or go home – or at least tour a lot. In what follows, I will explain the financial side ...
Tags: Google, Law, US, Canada, Intellectual Property, Copyright Board, Canadian Federation of Musicians

Fixing Our Broken Copyright System

Copyright law seeks to regulate creativity. Nowhere is this regulation more apparent, or specific for that matter, than at the level of setting tariffs for copyright uses as set by the Copyright Board and administered by collective societies. As illustrated most recently in the Access Copyright v. York University decision, this system of collective administration is horribly broken. It is time to get creative about how we regulate creativity. This is how copyright works. Authors (and their inter...
Tags: Law, US, Intellectual Property, York University, SOCAN, Copyright Board, Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi

Summer of Consultations

Almost all aspects of intellectual property law are the subject of public consultations this summer and fall. Intellectual property lawyers and their clients were busy reviewing the upcoming changes, providing important comments and planning for their implementation. There are lots of changes to be aware of for clients building, maintaining or monitoring intellectual property rights. Patents A full replacement of the Patent Rules (link) was proposed to implement the Patent Law Treaty which stand...
Tags: Law, Canada, House Of Commons, Intellectual Property, Trademark Office, Copyright Board

Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. McElroy Law Blog 2. Condo Adviser 3. Canadian Privacy Law Blog 4. BC Injury Law Blog 5. Excess Copyright McElroy Law Blog The Art of Sentencing: Why It’s Time to Revisit Mandatory Minimums...
Tags: Law, Canada, British Columbia, Federal Court, Katz, ICBC, York University, Monday’s Mix, McElroy Law Blog, Copyright Board, Privacy Law Blog British Columbia Commissioner, Surrey Creep Catchers The Creep Catchers, BC Injury Law Blog ICBC, BC Supreme Court Vernon Registry

India: Finance Bill, 2017: Copyright Board To Be Merged With IPAB - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

On March 22, 2017, Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the "Bill") wherein the Copyright Board is set to be merged with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
Tags: News, India, Bill, Rana, Copyright Board