Wrongful Dismissal: Implied Licence to Intellectual Property
The British Columbia Supreme Court has delivered its decision in Smith v. Centra Windows Ltd.
Droit d’auteur et des technologies de l’information
L’auteur passe en revue des questions de droit d’auteur posées par les applications associées au « web 2.0 », tels You Tube, Facebook, MySpace, Second Life etc.
n Sébastien PIGEON, Droit d’auteur et des technologies de l’information, Congrès du Barreau du Québec 2008, textes de conférenciers, p. 3.
La protection de la propriété intellectuelle et de la vie privée des utilisateurs du Web 2.0
L’auteur examine les principales dispositions des contrats d’utilisation des sites Facebook, YouTube et Wikipedia
Nicolas SAPP, « La protection de la propriété intellectuelle et de la vie privée des utilisateurs du Web 2.0: quels sont les risques de mettre du contenu en ligne sur les sites Facebook, YouTube et Wikipedia? », BARREAU DU QUÉBEC, Formation permanente, Développements récents en droit de la propriété intellectuelle 2008, vol 297, p. 187.
Articles du FPTT Newsletter:
* Best Practices for Managing Software Intellectual Property, Black Duck Software Inc., 2007, 12 pages.
This paper describes a set of Best Practices that companies can use to avoid the risks and gain the benefits of this promising new approach to software development. Read paper.
* (Ce document-ci a des annexes intéressantes sur les politiques de PI/tech transfer au gouvernement CA+US)Clarke, T.E. and Reavley, J. Intellectual Property Management Policies and Practices Used by Canada’s Science-Based Departments and Agencies: Do They Support or Hinder Technology Transfer and S&T Collaboration?, Stargate Consultants Limited, May 2008.
This study involved reviews of past studies of government technology transfer/IP management, the Public Servants Inventions Act (PSIA, 1973), the Access to Information Act (1985), three Treasury Board Policies, the newly created inventors award policy developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (2007), supplemented by interviews with government technology transfer officials and comments by government scientists who had attended technology transfer workshops. The authors concluded that the existing government internal IP policies and practices are, in the main, a hindrance to the S&T collaboration/technology transfer work of the government technology transfer officers. The full report can be seen at http://www.stargate-consultants.ca under the Recent Reports button
* Cronin, J. and Story, B.A. “Managing IP in a Difficult Economic Environment”, Intellectual Asset Management, March/April 2009, pages 9-14.
This article seeks to illustrate how a rational set of methods can be deployed to right-size a company’s IP assets, as well as potentially set up higher value for the company once market conditions change. It further discusses how this approach creates additional synergies between the executive management, legal counsel and intellectual asset management (IAM) groups, and helps to support the company’s operating and financial goals. Read article. <http://www.ipcg.com/thoughtleadership/IAM-Managing_IP_in_a_Difficult_Economic_Environment.pdf?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRons6vfLqzsmxzEJ8D47us7BPbv3sYw3mx7dMXLZRK33g%3D%3D
* Ellisen, E.P. and McCloskey, D. “Does Your Oversight of IP Measure Up?”, IP Law & Business, December 2008.
Failing to follow sound IP management practices can leave directors and officers liable for breach of loyalty and open to claims of corporate waste. Read article. < http://www.law.com/jsp/iplawandbusiness/PubArticleIPLB.jsp?id=1196280082826&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonsqvfLqzsmxzEJ8D47us7BPbv3sYw3mx7dMXLZRW%2F2Q%3D%3D>
* Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements
The focus of the Manual is on the identification and acquisition, or transfer, through licensing, of technology that is owned by another by virtue of an intellectual property right. It is, therefore, not concerned with technology that has, through the expiry or other loss of proprietary rights, become part of the public domain and is, therefore, freely available for use. Its aim is to provide guidance on negotiating technology licensing contracts and not so much on the legal and regulatory aspects of licensing. Negotiations are practical challenges; they will naturally vary with each individual situation. Read manual. <
* Secrets of Intellectual Property: A Guide for Small and Medium-sized Exporters, produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Trade Centre, 2003, 194 pages, ISBN: 92-9137-268-6.
Exporters around the world can now benefit from a new practical guide on intellectual property for exporters published this month by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Trade Centre. This guide provides practical guidance on how to deal with some of the most common intellectual property (IP) issues encountered by exporters. This user-friendly guide is written in the form of questions and answers, and contains a large number of references for further reading. It provides an international business perspective on a wide range of key intellectual property issues for exporters. Read report. <http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/sme/en/documents/pdf/secrets_ip.pdf>
– A Training Manual, produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Trade Centre, January 2005, WIPO Publication No. 906(E), 181 pages, ISBN: 92-805-1247-7.