Architectural Drawings, Drafting Software, and the Scope of Copyright Protection-
June 21, 2017 Technological advancement has had a substantial impact on many industries throughout the last century. Computer software has enabled professionals and every day users to perform their work in a more efficient way. Drafting software has had an impact on the architectural industry in particular. Gone are the days of architectural… Continue reading
To Scan or Not to Scan
In 2012, the Copyright Modernization Act came into force, adding “education” to the list of fair dealing purposes that do not infringe copyright. Concordia University’s Centre for Expanded Poetics [the “Centre”] appears to have either relied on the expanded definition of fair dealing, or on their licence agreement with a copyright collective; since as early… Continue reading
A Pivotal Technology in the Development of Gene Therapy: The ongoing CRISPR-Cas9 patent battle
On February 15,2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO decided to uphold the patents from both Feng Zhang and Jennifer Doudna regarding the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. The USPTO rejected Doudna’s claim that Zhang’s patents, had interfering claims with her earlier patents on the CRISPR-Cas9 technology. These patents cover biotechnology which could be… Continue reading
Blockchain has the potential to remake the internet landscape. Are we ignoring the legal and regulatory risks?
By Muharem Kianieff, Associate Professor University of Windsor Faculty of Law Satoshi Nakamoto is a name that most people associate with the development of Bitcoin, the famous crypto-currency payment system that promises to make direct peer to peer payments between individuals without the use of an intermediary. While Bitcoin has yet to displace traditional… Continue reading