Archive for the 'Misc' Category

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

I wish all my readers a Happy Holidays!

From Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Congratulations Mr. Sisson

Friday, October 27th, 2006

A big “congratulations” to the Honourable Kirk L. Sisson, Q.C. of our law firm, Sisson Warren Sinclair, on his Appointment.

See today’s Announcement.

Lawyers Weekly

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

This week’s Lawyers Weekly has an article about lawyers and blogging.

Thanks Luigi, nicely done.

Taxonomy of Legal Blogs

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

I just received an email from Ian Best who, as part of an Independent Study project during his 3rd year law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, built an enormous database of legal blogs. I took some time to look through it and it is truly an extraordinary piece of work. […]

Canadian IP Lawyer / The Lawyers Weekly

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Yours truly and this blawg were briefly mentioned in the May 19th issue of The Lawyer’s Weekly, in an article entitled “RSS feeding to a new level with podcasts” by David J. Bilinsky.

About half-way into the article, Mr. Bilinsky notes that legal blogs or “blawgs” are still a relatively new phenomenon among Canadian lawyers. […]

World IP Day

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Today is World Intellectual Property (IP) Day.

Declared in 2001 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), this is World IP Day’s sixth anniversary, with the theme It Starts With An Idea.

WIPO’s Director General, Dr. Kamil Idris, reminds us that:

World Intellectual Property Day is an opportunity to encourage people to think about the role played by […]

CIPO is now Blogging

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

It looks like the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has entered into the Blogosphere. That’s kinda cool!

To promote World Intellectual Property Day (April 26, 2006) and to stimulate an exchange of ideas regarding women’s contribution to innovation, CIPO started the World IP Day Blog a couple of days ago. So far there are two […]

Red Deer - Best City to Look for Work

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

Via the Vancouver Sun.

Apparently Manpower Inc. conducted a survey of more than 1,700 employers across Canada and found that our city (Red Deer, Alberta) ranked as the best city to look for work, with a net employment outlook of 67 per cent. Calgary ranked second at 60 per cent and the overall Canadian employment […]

Predictions about Rothstein’s impact at the SCC

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Michael Geist has a good article in today’s Toronto Star regarding Supreme Court Nominee Justice Marshall Rothstein’s experience with intellectual property law and that he may very well challenge the status quo at Canada’s highest court.

Professor Geist notes that Rothstein is a candid judge who is uncomfortable with incorporating policy into the legal decision making […]

Sony Canada Facing Yet Another Class Action Lawsuit

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Via Michael Geist, who noted that Sony Canada is now facing yet another class action law suit arising from the rootkit issue - see also my previous post last month.

Michael Geist has a copy of the Statement of Claim (pdf) filed in this latest action. It’s an impressive 136 paragraphs (39 pages). Glyn Hotz […]

BlawgWorld 2006

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Yours truly has an article featured in the newly launched BlawgWorld 2006: Capital of Big Ideas. For those unfamiliar with the term, a blawg is a legal-oriented blog.

BlawgWorld, published by TechnoLawyer, is an eBook (pdf) in which you’ll find thought-provoking essays from the most influential blawgs — 51 essays from 51 blawgs to be […]

Employment Opportunities

Monday, July 25th, 2005

I’m not usually in the habit of posting job openings, but I received a very nice email from an in-house patent lawyer at Ballard Power Systems Inc. in Vancouver, B.C.

Apparently Ballard is looking to hire a Intellectual Property Specialist / Lawyer. They’re also looking for someone with 5+ years patent drafting/prosecution experience […]

Beam Scotty Up!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

I was saddened to learn that James Doohan, best known for playing Montgomery Scott (i.e. “Scotty”) on the original Star Trek series, has died today at the age of 85. See the CBC’s report: Star Trek’s Scotty dies.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia and then raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Doohan also served as […]

Harry Potter - New Law?

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

In my previous post I noted that there was a fair bit of media attention regarding the Harry Potter injunction.

This injunction is perhaps pushing the frontiers of Canadian copyright law, developing new common law copyrights such as “unlawful reading”. See the Globe and Mail’s article, National Post’s article and Michael Geist’s comments.

From […]

Week in Review

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Although there hasn’t been much in terms of legal developments in Canadian intellectual property law (we’re still waiting on our Supreme Court to rule in the LEGO functional trade-mark case and for that Court to hear the BARBIE and CLIQUOT famous mark cases), Canadian IP-related issues continued to be newsworthy this past week:

Most […]