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Monsanto V. Schmeiser 20 Years Later: The Answer Wasn’t Blowin’ in the Wind By L.E. Trent Horne Aug 05, 2020 Intellectual property lawyers have the most interesting bookshelves in their offices; we tend to ... Intellectual property lawyers have the most interesting bookshelves in their offices; we tend to keep souvenirs of the various cases we work on. Over the years, my bookshelf has come to include things like skin care products, parts for cars and fireplaces, architectural mouldings, and medical dev...

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Seismic Shift in Privacy Risks and Obligations By Paige Backman and Corey Fletcher Jul 30, 2020 As the world continues to focus on the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and plan for an eventual recov... As the world continues to focus on the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and plan for an eventual recovery, many have noticed a seismic shift in Canada’s privacy laws. In addition to the Competition Bureau of Canada stepping in to impose a $9.5 million penalty based on alleged false and misleading priv...

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Competition Bureau Brings Big Stick to Privacy Claims – $9.5 Million Penalty for Privacy Claim By Paige Backman Jul 07, 2020 The Competition Bureau recently concluded that Facebook Inc. made false or misleading claims to t... The Competition Bureau recently concluded that Facebook Inc. made false or misleading claims to the public about the privacy of Canadians’ personal information on Facebook and Messenger. As a result, Facebook Inc. is required to pay a $9 million penalty, plus an additional $500,000 for the costs ...

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Aird & Berlis | Aird & McBurney Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 Jun 16, 2020 Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of IAM Patent ... Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2020.