Bill before Parliament supports the right to repair
Authors: Adam Lakusta, Kristal Allen Many of the devices we use in the 21st Century are controlled or regulated by software. The agriculture industry has become increasingly reliant on software to maintain high… Read More
What to do when you’re accused of copyright infringement online
Authors: Adam Lakusta, Lorraine Pinsent Have you used images you found online for your website? The implications of copying and pasting an image onto your personal or professional website may constitute copyright infringement… Read More
Interpreting Claims in Canadian Patent Law: Purposive Construction and “Essential” Elements
Authors: Gregory Forrest, Adam Lakusta In Canada, the anatomy of a patent (also known as the specification) consists of four parts: the abstract, the claims, the description and the drawings. Legally… Read More
Changes to Canada’s Patent Rules: Introducing Excess Claim Fees
Authors: Adam Lakusta, Gregory Forrest Amendments to Canada’s Patent Rules (the “Rules”) took effect on October 3, 2022, introducing some of the most significant changes to patent prosecution in the past 20 years. Some… Read More
Canada Extends Copyright Protection by 20 Years
This article was prepared with the assistance of summer student Jacob A. Paczko. After years of consultation and debate, Canada has passed legislation to extend copyright protection by 20 years to… Read More
Am I Committing Copyright Infringement by Taking Inspiration from Another’s Work?
Authors: Kristél Kriel, Adam Lakusta In a world with no shortage of inspiring literary works, authors often ask where the line is drawn between being “inspired by” another person’s work and copyright infringement.… Read More
Can a Robot’s Artwork Be Copyrighted?
Authors: Kristél Kriel, Adam Lakusta Artificial intelligence (AI) may not have reached the level of Skynet, but machines are already creating artwork autonomously. On November 2, 2020, Ankit Sahni, a lawyer in India, succeeded… Read More
Who Owns Your Intellectual Property?
If you’re a technology firm serving the agriculture sector, intellectual property (IP) is one of your most valuable assets. But you can’t extract value from IP that you don’t actually… Read More
Does Your Organization Need a Patent?
Authors: Scott Davidson, Gregory Forrest, Adam Lakusta For organizations that are short on capital, deciding to invest in patents can be pivotal. Securing a patent can fundamentally alter the trajectory of a business and help… Read More
Getting Your Intellectual Property House in Order
Many organizations may be experiencing a slow-down or pause in the day-to-day projects and initiatives that typically fill working hours due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, these organizations… Read More