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Food Revolutions and the Law of Food – Les enjeux locaux, nationaux et internationaux Monday February 18th, 15h-17h, Room 16 Old Chancellor Day Hall, McGill Faculty of Law, 3644 rue Peel, Free Entry for General Public, Bar Credit for CLE 30$ Food for Law Week will begin with two keynote speakers who will set the […] Read more

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IP News January 2019

Welcome to IP News This Month, your monthly round-up of intellectual property developments, culled from news reports around the globe. Please send any comments toJeff—and tell your friends to subscribe here!  Top 3 Stories U.S. Justice Department indictment accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets from phone carrier, placing Canada in the middle of a superpower showdown Getting FUCT: In […] Read more

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AI and the Law Series: Robots in Public Spaces: Privacy & Design

Robots in Public Spaces: Privacy & Design Robots are an increasingly common feature in North American public spaces. From regulations permitting broader drone use in public airspace over public and private lands; to delivery robots roaming sidewalks in some major U.S. cities; to the recent announcement of Sidewalk Toronto – a partnership between Alphabet Inc. […] Read more

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Booming Industry, New Challenges: IP Issues and Video Games

The IP Law Student Association is happy to invite students for an afternoon conference on the topic of Mr. Shortt’s practice. The video game industry is in constant expansion. Within Canada in particular, the industry is booming. Not only does the market create new forms of entertainment for us to enjoy, it creates jobs and […] Read more

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Droit d’auteur c. Google : L’Europe contre-attaque

L’Europe, à la recherche d’un nouvel équilibre visant une meilleure redistribution de la valeur entre les industries culturelles et les grandes plateformes d’intermédiation, s’est lancée dans un  véritable bras de fer avec des acteurs d’une puissance économique inégalée, essentiellement américains. Au delà de l’analyse technique des dispositions phare de la proposition de directive en cours […] Read more

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Conférence Les Cahiers de Propriété Intellectuelle: droit + Intelligence artificielle

Parmi les possibles que le numérique envisage, l’une des thématiques qui présente le plus de peur, de passion, d’espoir aussi, est sans aucun doute l’intelligence artificielle. Il importe de tenter de «calmer le jeu» et d’analyser cette nouvelle réalité avec un regard posé soit celui de l’informatique, de l’éthique, du management, et bien entendu celui […] Read more

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Entre propriété et liberté : 30 ans de protection des données personnelles… avec la Chaire L.R. Wilson en droit du commerce électronique

En 1989, une conférence impliquant plusieurs chercheurs belges, français et québécois fut organisée par le CRDP (Nouvelles technologies et propriété) et s’interrogeait déjà sur la capacité d’appropriation des données personnelles par des entités tierces. 30 ans plus tard, et en dépit de lois qui densifient les obligations des parties prenantes (RGPD, loi californienne), une différence […] Read more

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Apple, Microsoft, Netflix: Stories of Global Success Through Intellectual Property

“Pierre Nguyen is a partner and patent agent at Norton Rose Fulbright, and currently teaches in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University. Mr. Nguyen has had successful mandates as chairman of the Montreal chapter of Informal Conferences of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), chairman of the […] Read more

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IP News September 2018

Welcome to IP News This Month. Here’s your 5-minute guide to all things intellectual property, culled from news reports from around the world. Tips or comments? Send them direct to jeffjohnroberts AT gmail.com. Tell your friends to subscribe here! – Jeff Top 3 Stories Europe strikes back: EU passes copyright directive to counter North American approach to the Internet. Supporters say it will mean […] Read more

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Massive Online Micro Justice: Towards Global ADR Mechanisms for Dispute with Internet Platforms?

Abstract The power of Internet platforms is enormous. Their power particularly includes the ability to control the availability of content on their platform, which can lead to various types of disputes with Internet users. Disputes about the availability of illegal content on Internet platforms can take multiple forms which can range from IP infringements (specifically […] Read more