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Google Fails to Amend Canadian De-indexing Injunction Despite California Court Order Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2018 BCSC 610 (CanLII) By Ken Clark and Shannon L. Corregan Apr 23, 2018 On April 16, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court issued a follow-up to the continuing saga of Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, where Google was ordered to de-index counterfeiter’s websites from the internet. In this installment, Google’s motion to set aside or vary the injunction was dismissed.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Finds That the Lines Remain Blurred By Ken Clark and Tyler Brent Apr 20, 2018 In 2013, Pharrell Williams’ and Robin Thicke’s smash hit “Blurred Lines” swept the globe as the number one single for the year. Shortly after reaching number one, Pharrell and Thicke were sued for copyright infringement for infringing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” At trial, a jury found Phar...

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Apr 19, 2018 It is not fair to characterize technology as bad. On the contrary; it is the fruit of human ingenuity and imagination. It helps to distinguish us from animals. Nevertheless, the technology we invent, and how we use it, can be used wisely or unwisely. For example, I have a client that manufactures...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 18 By Aaron Baer Apr 18, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about two upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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New Notification Requirements for Data Breaches By Stephen Crawford Apr 13, 2018 As of November 1, 2018, if your organization suffers a data breach, new reporting requirements will be in place that may require you to notify consumers and the Privacy Commissioner of the breach – or else face a fine of up to $100,000.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 11 By Aaron Baer Apr 11, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - April 4 By Aaron Baer Apr 04, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 27 By Aaron Baer Mar 27, 2018 Last year, Aird & Berlis launched its redesigned website, which was a vast improvement over the previous iteration. The redesigned website is much more modern, sleek and user-friendly than past versions.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 21 By Aaron Baer Mar 21, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 14 By Aaron Baer Mar 14, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Phishing Risk Deemed Sufficient in Alberta to Trigger “Real Risk Of Significant Harm” Threshold By Steve J. Tenai Mar 13, 2018 Since 2010, Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”) requires private sector organizations to notify the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (“OIPC”) of a breach of personal information where a “reasonable person would con...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - March 6 By Aaron Baer Mar 06, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies a number of interesting articles about technology and the law. It also provides details about an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society Even more dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Mar 05, 2018 Much smarter guys than I am – like Dr. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Jaan Tallinn – have warned that artificial intelligence places humanity at risk. Or maybe that should be “greater risk” because our existing technology, which isn’t smart at all, is already putting us at risk as well as helping...

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Cybersecurity Disclosure Guidance for Public Companies By Steve J. Tenai Mar 01, 2018 On February 21, 2018, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission issued interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosure obligations for public companies subject to U.S. securities laws. The Guidance underscores that public companies should inform investors about material cybersecurity...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - February 28 By Aaron Baer Feb 28, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence provides a recap of the Global Legal Hackathon and identifies an upcoming event that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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World IP Day 2018 Theme Announced By SuMei Cheung, P.Eng. Feb 23, 2018 Observed every April 26, World Intellectual Property Day was established by World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) to raise awareness of the impacts of IP on our daily life. WIPO has announced that this year’s theme for World Intellectual Property Day will be: Powering Change: Women in Innovat...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry Weekly Update - February 21 By Aaron Baer Feb 22, 2018 This weekly update on the field of Artificial Intelligence identifies three articles worth reading and several upcoming events that may be worth checking out if you're in the area!

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Online Advertising Method Survives Alice at the PTAB By Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Feb 20, 2018 In 2012, a fledgling startup, AdSupply Inc., filed a patent application for a method for delivering leave behind ads which are displayed behind the browser window when a user leaves a website. These ads are considered to be one of the most effective ad formats for high viewability and user engage...

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Patented Love: Our Selection of Innovations for the Romantic at Heart By SuMei Cheung, P.Eng. Feb 14, 2018 With Valentine’s Day upon us, one would rightly suspect that there is already an abundance of patents and patent applications related to online dating software. But if you're really in the mood for love, here are some less obvious technologies dedicated to romance.

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry – Weekly Update – February 13, 2018 By Aaron Baer Feb 13, 2018 Quote of the Week “Getting people used to being at the top of their personal silo to instead be a piece of an enterprise is a challenge no law firm I know has accomplished effectively.” (Patrick Lamb) Three Articles Worth Reading The Data-Driven Lawyer and the Future of Legal Technolo...

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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society More dangerous ravings of a carbon-based life form By Donald B. Johnston Feb 12, 2018 Most scientists think that the same rules apply to a machine as apply to us and to animals: perception of surroundings, goal-making, reconnoitering, solving problems and measuring results. You can add to that, maybe, maximizing chances of success by taking appropriate actions, both from the outse...

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Human Rights Complaint on “Chief Wahoo” (Cleveland Indians) Logo to Proceed – Update on Law of Controversial Sports Logos By Ken Clark and Shannon L. Corregan Feb 08, 2018 MLB (or at least the Cleveland Indians) appears to be listening to the winds of change. Last week, on Jan. 29, 2018, the team announced that it would no longer be using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019. Will this be the first domino in the chain? This case opens up the pos...

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Legal Tech and the Changing Legal Services Industry – Weekly Update – February 6, 2018 By Aaron Baer Feb 06, 2018 Food for Thought A few times a year, I take the train down to Montreal to visit my grandmother. In the past, my grandmother would give me detailed instructions to get to her house once I got off the train. She would remind me that I could take one bus that comes at 8:00 or another bus across the ...

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National Inventors Hall of Fame Have Named Their 2018 Inductees By SuMei Cheung, P.Eng. Feb 02, 2018 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) established the National Inventors Hall of Fame as an outreach program that highlights historic, groundbreaking U.S. patents that have had a significant impact. The Hall of Fame searches for these inspirational inventors and accepts nominations through...
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