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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hot Off the Press – Canadian Telecommunications Regulatory Handbook

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance

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… → Read More

Preserve Documents in the Face of Litigation

Posted in E-Discovery

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… → Read More

Responding to Canadian Patent Office Objections: The Equivalents Clause

Posted in Patents

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. The Clause Equivalents clauses are common in patent specifications, particularly those originally prepared and filed in the United States. A classic equivalents clause provides… → Read More

Do Not Track – Recent Developments in the World of Online Behavioural Advertising

Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy

Last week was a big week for “Do Not Track” (DNT) developments: Google officially joined company with a coalition of big internet players for voluntary controls on Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA). The controls take the form of an industry spanning self-regulatory program, backed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), that aims to provide a consistent… → Read More