CIPP Quarterly Newsletter – March 2006

In this issue:

+ CIPP launches new website

+ Time for a made-in-Canada solution: What the RIM case shows us about the country’s patent laws, by Richard Gold and Tina Piper

+ Intellectual Property at the Edge: New Approaches to IP in a Transsystemic World – Meredith Memorial Lectures, Montreal, March 17-18, 2006

+ Next Executive Training: the Legal Aspects of E-Governance – April 24-25, 2006

+ CIPP welcomes a new foreign visitor

News

CIPP Launches New Website

Check out CIPP’s new website! The site incorporates many new features that will be useful to academics, students, policy makers and business people.

The site contains details on all CIPP research, capacity-building activities, and publications, as well as a new “Resource Centre” that is a useful source of information about intellecual property issues.

The site also offers a free subscription to CIPP’s “IP News This Week” – a weekly 5-minute news report covering key intellectual property news items. This is a simple way for you to stay up to date on a host of local and international intellectual property issues in the media.

We welcome you to visit our new site and hope that it will be a useful tool in fostering a global conversation about new ways to understand intellectual property. To check out our new site, click here.

The CIPP Team

Time for a made-in-Canada solution: What the RIM case shows us about the country’s patent laws, by Richard Gold and Tina Piper

The explosive Research in Motion trial has left business people and investors trembling about the fate of their beloved BlackBerries, and it has made the once-arcane world of patents a front-page story. But the controversy surrounding the Waterloo-based company also points to much bigger questions about the state of Canadian patent law in general.
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Coming Events

Intellectual Property at the Edge: New Approaches to IP in a Transsystemic World – Meredith Memorial Lectures, Montreal, March 17-18, 2006

More than twenty renowned speakers, including David Vaver of Oxford University and Simon Anholt, the world’s leading specialist in place-branding, will examine the place of IP law in regulating information production in the arts, social sciences and sciences. Six panels of expert lawyers, policy makers, and business people will discuss practical issues affecting IP systems and will bring together perspectives of both the civil law and common law.

To get more information about this conference and to register, click here.

General Information

Next Executive Training: The Legal Aspects of Electronic-Governance – April 24-25, 2006

The Legal Aspects of Electronic-Governance is a two day seminar given by leading experts from McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. This course will provide participants from government and industry with an understanding of the legal framework through which public and private sector actors manage, inform, sell and distribute information, goods and services through the Internet and other electronic means. Participants will learn about electronic contracts, government initiatives in using the Internet, dispute resolution mechanisms, and frameworks through which to conduct international transactions.

To get more information and register contact the Centre for Continuing Education at (514) 398-5454, or click here.

CIPP Welcomes a New Foreign Visitor

The CIPP is pleased to welcome Giorgia Guerra from the University of Trento, Faculty of Law. Giorgia is participating in our exchange program for a period of four months. Giorgia’s Ph.D. thesis focuses on legal problems arising out of nanotechnology in the biological and medical sciences, including the unique questions posed by nanomedicine for regulatory policy. She is visiting at the CIPP to learn about the studies we are conducting to investigate the challenges posed by the patentability of “building blocks”, which also constitute the basic element of the nanobiotechnological research tools.

This content has been updated on August 20, 2015 at 17:05.

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