McCarthy Tétrault has just published Canadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook by partner Hank Intven.
The Handbook provides a detailed summary of Canadian telecommunications law and regulation and is a convenient single reference source for the text of the laws, treaties, regulations, directions, orders, rules and other key documents that govern Canadian telecommunications regulation.
This Handbook includes a chapter discussing the Do Not Call regime, Canadian anti-spam legislation and lawful access proposals, which may be of interest to in-house counsel in the tech and marketing space.
You can read more about the Handbook on McCarthy Tétrault’s website, where the book … Continue Reading
With the massive number of emails and other electronic documents generated today on a daily basis, organizations face tough challenges in preserving documents in the face of litigation. In Voom HD Holdings LLC v. EchoStar Satellite LLC, Index No. 600292/08, 2012 NY Slip Op 00658 (January 31, 2012), the New York Appellate Division provides some timely guidance on what steps parties should take to preserve documents when faced with the prospect of litigation.
The case involved a contractual dispute where the parties had been engaged in contentious discussions for six months prior to the filing of the lawsuit. The … Continue Reading
This is part of a series of posts reviewing common Canadian Patent Office objections to patent applications and claimed inventions and providing some insight into how these objections may be addressed.
Equivalents clauses are common in patent specifications, particularly those originally prepared and filed in the United States. A classic equivalents clause provides that the invention is not limited to specific embodiments disclosed in the description, and encompasses modifications falling within the scope of the claims. In the US, the clause reinforces application of the doctrine of equivalents. In Canada, the clause has a similar function, reinforcing a … Continue Reading