Archive for July, 2007

SCC’s decision in the Kraft case

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Got it first on Thursday from Eugene Meehan’s Supreme Court of Canada L@wLetter (I do love those weekly newletters!).

Then Howard Knopf (who was involved in the case), Michael Geist and David Canton all blogged about it.

Not much left for me to say, other than maybe providing the obligatory link to the Supreme Court of Canada’s […]

“freePat” is back (sort of)

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Those of you familiar with the patent downloader called freePat may have noticed that this program ceased working sometime in May of this year. Actually, I think it also went down briefly last winter for a bit.

freePat can download US, European, PCT, Canadian, French, German and UK patents to your computer as a single […]

iPods are now (again) an “audio recording medium”

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

The Copyright Board of Canada is now of the view that MP3 music players, such as Apple’s iPod and Trekstor’s stylish Vibez, are to be considered a “recording medium” with a primary purpose to record and play music. See the Board’s July 19, 2007 decision here in PDF .

Back in 2004, in […]

Hockey Night in…

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Anyone growing up in Canada in the last 50+ years cannot have escaped HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcasts by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). According to Wikipedia it’s the world’s oldest sports-related television program that is still on the air.

A recent story on now notes that the CBC has sent a cease & […]

More on Patenting One’s Godly Powers

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Further to my earlier posting, about patenting one’s Godly Power’s, I just received a nice email from Scott Davidson at Furman Kallio.

Scott noted that Chris Roller, the inventor of that U.S. patent application, has his own website at where the inventor mentions his pending patent application (along with an opportunity to have […]