The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is reporting today (October 1, 2018) on the terms of the new US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). At a high level they are informed by government sources that the following has been agreed:
I chaired the AIPPI Canada report on partial designs debated at the annual conference on September 23-26, 2018
On May 28, 2018, I spoke about Designs and Trade Secrets at the 2018 Technology Law Spring Forum of the Canadian Technology Law Association. A copy of my slide presentation is available on request.
On May 17, 2018, I co-ordinated a session on IoT (the Internet of Things) and on Block Chain Technologies at the Spring Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association in Seattle.
I have just finished chairing and co-authoring the AIPPI Canada Group report on Partial Designs. A copy of this report will published on the AIPPI website or I can provide a copy on request.
On April 6, 2018 I spoke at Fordham Law School on the topic of "Rights Acquired by a Restrictied License" in relation to the Lexmark case A copy of my presentation is available on request. I was also a panelist in the session relating to the plausibility and written description requirement in relation to patents.