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FRAND Technology May Alter The Bargaining Power of Licensors

Under US patent law, a FRAND technology (fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory patent licensing) is standard and essential to the ongoing operation of a particular product. Thus companies that own s...

Blog Bite: What legal considerations should be made “in reality” when contemplating using or providing virtual reality products?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses recent legal developments that have taken place with the advancement of Virtual Reality (VR). The authors discuss the consideratio...

Can You Still Use API’s After the Google/Oracle Fight?

The recent fight between Google and Oracle over the 'use' of API source code has raised many questions. This article discusses a recent appellate decision which confirmed a lower court's decision to r...

Blog Bite: What steps should be taken to due diligence IP for M&A?

When one company acquires another, especially if the acquired company’s major assets include IP, the question often arises of whether the acquirer has purchased a company…or a lawsui...

Blog Bite: Does your contractor own the IP developed during the term of their agreement?

  This article provides a good example and reminder that when employees resign and enter into consulting agreements with their former employer, it is important to ensure that all...

Non-Transferable Digital Assets and Death: A New Legal Issue

A novel legal issue has arisen: authority over administering the digital assets and accounts of an account holder upon death or disability. This article discusses the UFADAA, a model US statute that a...

Blog Bite: In what case would aggressive patent management trigger the scrutiny of the Competition Bureau?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com is helpful in understanding the role Competition Bureau plays in the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Specifically, this article disc...

IP Transfer Agreements Should Carefully Define the IP to Be Transferred

Who among us has not been tempted to enter a contest to win fabulous prizes? For businesses who are in the market to collect data, photographic material and other IP at a very low cost, contests pr...

JV Parties Must Develop Comprehensive Background IP Protection Strategy

Joint ventures (JV) have lower capital costs than 100% acquisitions, which makes them increasingly popular during times of economic uncertainty. JV partners however, are likely to be actual or potenti...

Blog Bite: Legal challenges and recourses for designers and manufacturers of 3D printing technology

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com  discusses the intellectual property challenges for designers and manufacturers of products amidst the advancements of 3D printing technology. T...

Blog Bite: Unfair benefit derived from brand recognition

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the implications of the use of recognized trademarked goods by Google Glass software for the purpose of triggering ad popups in augmen...

Blog Bite: What are some of the major changes to competition rules applicable to technology transfer agreements?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com outlines the major changes to the competition laws and rules which came into effect in 2014 that apply to technology transfer agreements. Wh...

Blog Bite: Learn more about the ‘fast track patent program’

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides a brief description on how the clean technology is emerging into a global industry. The 'fast track patent program' implemented in countri...

Legal Tips and Tricks: Negotiating an Agreement Should Start with a Blank Page

Last Updated:  January 2018 When entering into an important contract, take the time to discuss with your business partners, advisors and legal counsel, to make sure that you are clear about your o...

Legal Tips and Tricks: Boilerplate Provisions Of Your Agreement

Don’t ignore the boilerplate provisions of your agreements.  Although the language appears the same every time you read these clauses, subtle differences can and will make a difference in...

Blog Bite: What are some practice pointers that businesses should remember when executing an Employee Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement?

  This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides practice pointers for employers executing Employee Intellectual Property Assignment Agreements. The author uses a US Federal ...

Blog Bite: What are Canadian tax considerations in intellectual property asset management?

  This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explores ways in which a comprehensive intellectual property management program creates new opportunities for cost savings, tax efficie...

Blog Bite: What are the key elements of a Technology Transfer Agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the importance of properly incorporating clear and unambiguous technology transfer and license elements in a Technology Transfer A...
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