I am a lawyer practicing business law, real estate law, intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyright, licensing), and litigation in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Monthly Archives: October 2010
You may have heard about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and even industrial designs, and had always wondered what they are. Intellectual property is a funny thing: you can’t touch it, but you can sell it, give it away, and even retire … Continue reading
You’ve got a great idea for a business, and you’re eager to get started. You don’t have a lot of start-up funds, and you want to ensure that most of your funds stay in your business. When should you incorporate? … Continue reading
Congratulations, after spending tens of thousands of dollars and suffering through years of tedious back and forth with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, you’ve finally got a patent with claims covering your invention! Now that you’ve got the issued patent … Continue reading
In March 2009, the Commissioner for Patents had rejected Amazon’s patent application claiming a “1-click” method of internet shopping, holding that business methods such as these are categorically unpatentable. The Commissioner appeared to adopt a public policy role, and relied … Continue reading
When you buy a mobile phone, do you look for a phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, or do you look for a BlackBerry? When you buy a handbag, do you look for a leather handbag with zippers, or do … Continue reading
Many first-time inventors are surprised at the costs and time involved in obtaining a patent. “Why is a patent so expensive to obtain and takes so many years to issue?”, they ask. Because all patents applications must be carefully prepared … Continue reading