2016

Other News

Résumé: Les coûts sociaux de l’innovation

Pendant une après-midi, dans les locaux aimablement prêtés par le CEIM, nous avons échangé sur l’idée d’innovation ou plutôt sur les conséquences de son omniprésence (dans les programmes politiques autant que dans ses effets réels sur la société). Quatre-vingt-dix personnes nous ont accompagnés dans ce véritable rallye d’idées et de thèmes. Asa Kling a ouvert les portes de […] Read more

IP News this month

IP News October 2016

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. Also, look below for some special CIPP events coming up soon.  Thanks for reading! – Jeff Top 3 Stories You can add “IP Pirate” to the names people are calling Donald Trump. A […] Read more

Events

Live Screening: AstraZeneca Canada v Apotex

Join the CIPP on November 8th for a Supreme Court of Canada viewing party! It’s AstraZeneca (The Swedes) vs. Apotex (The Canadians) in an epic struggle over patent law! Come see the future of Canadian innovation be legislated by (up to!) nine Justices in a no-holds-barred battle royale. The morning’s proceedings will feature all the […] Read more

Events

Innovation in Context

The word “innovation” pops up everywhere. It refers to everything from technology to services to economic growth – but is innovation just about goods and services or does it depend on who we are, our institutions, culture and education? To highlight the social context of innovation, we are organizing a one-day interdisciplinary workshop, Innovation in […] Read more

BUS2 502 Presentations

The Curious Case of the Peters Doig(e)

Periodically we share outstanding “IP News” essays written by undergraduate students for the Intellectual Property course (BUS 502). Below you will find the first, written by Laura Alford.  The Curious Case of the Peters Doig(e) A recent case involving a prison guard from rural Ontario, LSD, and the letter “e” has captured the attention of […] Read more

IP News this month

IP News September 2016

Welcome to a busy, back-to-school edition of IP News This Month. Here’s your 5-minute guide to all things intellectual property, culled from news reports from around the world. – Jeff Top 3 Stories It’s an IP bonanza at SCOTUS! America’s top court starts its session with a docket featuring cases about design patents, trademarks, first sale […] Read more

Events

The Social Costs of Innovation: Law, Society, and the Greater Good

Law and innovation are usually framed in technological terms. Discussions focus on the means to incentivize technological development and regulate the use of new technologies. The assumption is that technological change is consubstantial with societal progress. As a result, lawyers and policy makers focus their efforts and critiques on whether or not law effectively supports or […] Read more

IP News this month

IP News August 2016

Welcome to the end-of-summer edition of 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 jeff.roberts AT gmail.com. Thanks for reading! – Jeff Top 3 Stories If at first you don’t succeed, fail again? European Commission […] Read more