The recent McCarthy Tétrault Technology Law Summit included a panel on “Key Developments in IP Law,” featuring James Skippen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WiLAN Inc. and McCarthy Tétrault partners Beth MacDonald, David Gray and Barry Sookman. Paul Armitage, another McCarthy Tétrault partner, moderated the panel.
James Skippen commented on the growing awareness of the value of intellectual property, and patents, in particular. He observed that, instead of being a neglected asset class, patents are playing a more prominent role, and may even, in some circumstances, exceed the value of a company’s other assets.
After describing WiLAN Inc.’s history … Continue Reading
January is a great time to make some resolutions for the coming year. In addition to the personal ones you have made, here are 10 involving tech issues that are (or should be) important to your organization.
1. Closing the Loop on Open-Source
Open-source software code and other types of materials and technical artefacts that are subject to open-source licensing models are proliferating in your business. Some of this material is made available under open-source license agreements that are fairly benign. In some cases, however, the license agreement can be quite problematic, including requiring you to make available to the … Continue Reading