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Update from the FCA on Standard of Review for Claims Construction

  • May 02, 2024
  • Kaitlin Soye

The Federal Court of Appeal in Google LLC v. Sonos Inc., 2024 FCA 44 dismissed Google’s appeal challenging the decision of the Federal Court that Sonos did not infringe Google’s patent (Canadian Patent No. 2,545,150), upholding the Federal Court’s decision (2022 FC 1116). The Google patent relates to a system for adaptive echo and noise control in electronic equipment – for example, smart speakers.

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Arc’teryx v. Adidas: The Battle of TERREX, an important case on trademark injunctions

  • May 01, 2024
  • Aviva Snitman, Lomic Law

In the recent decision of Amer Sports Canada Inc. v. Adidas Canada Limited, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted Arc’teryx an interlocutory injunction, temporarily preventing Adidas from using the word “TERREX” in association with its retail stores until a decision is made at trial.

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The Dual Edge of AI: Promise and Perils for Cyber Defence

  • April 30, 2024
  • Allessia Chiappetta, JD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, and M. Imtiaz Karamat, Associate, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has obtained mainstream celebrity with the success of technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT fueling its popularity on a global scale. Apart from the average consumer, AI is revolutionizing traditional approaches for businesses across every industry.

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Unmasking Deception: Canada Weighs in on the Dark Side of Deepfakes

  • April 30, 2024
  • Jennifer R. Davidson, partner, Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity Law, and Victoria Di Felice, articling student, of Deeth Williams Wall LLP

A closer look at deepfake technologies in the legal landscape of Canada and the blurred lines between reality and fiction.

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Hey Alexa, Have You Been Hacked? Securing Your Smart Devices Today For A Safer Tomorrow

  • February 22, 2024
  • Sharan Johal, sole practitioner

Smart devices have transformed how we engage with technology in our daily lives, for various purposes such as home security, organization, communication, and entertainment. Despite overwhelming use, IoT devices are not inherently secure – and the lack of security can, in part, be exacerbated due to a user’s tech hygiene. This article explores best practices for promoting a cybersecure landscape in Canada.

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Important Changes from the Federal Court’s Amended Consolidated General Practice Guidelines

  • February 22, 2024
  • Jenny Hepditch, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

On December 20, 2023, the Federal Court published the Amended Consolidated General Practice Guidelines. This article provides a summary of key amendments and some friendly reminders from previous practice directions, including guidance on filing electronic records, virtual commissioning, and mode of hearing.

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Quebec Draft Regulation Under Bill 96

  • February 21, 2024
  • Anastassia Trifonova

An update on the recently published regulations with respect to Bill 96 in Quebec, from the Ontario perspective (for businesses that also operate in QC).

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North Brewing Company Ltd. v DLA Piper: What is use of a trademark?

  • October 02, 2023
  • Sabrina Salituro, Associate at Lomic Law

In the recent decision of North Brewing Company Ltd. v DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, 2023 FC 1188, the Federal Court clarifies the extent to which variations of a registered trademark will constitute use of the mark by the owner in cancellation proceedings pursuant to section 45 of the Trademarks Act.

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