Two Windsor Law Students invited to present their research at Global Affairs Canada Digital Inclusion Lab

Nimisha Dubey (JD ’18) and Kiran Kingra (JD ’19)   On April 18, 2018, Global Affairs Canada’s (“GAC”) Digital Inclusion Lab and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research brought together students from across the country in a student symposium aimed at developing policy options in response to the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) on human rights. Two students from Windsor Law, Nimisha Dubey (JD ‘18) and Kiran Kingra (JD ‘19), were selected to participate in this Symposium under the supervision of Professor Kristen Thomasen.   The mix of academic backgrounds, such as law, communication studies, international relations and computer science, facilitated an exchange of ideas on the very cutting-edge of public-policy development to help position Canada as a global leader on ...

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Patents as “public franchises”: The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

Aaraf Dewan, M.Sc. Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D. Candidate 2019   The patent system is heralded as a system created to encourage and incentivize innovation. While patent systems have existed since the 1400s, [1] the motivations behind them, their objectives, and their forms are constantly evolving in order to strike a balance between the rights of the public and the rights of patentees. In the recent U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) decision of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v Greene’s Energy Group, LLC [2], the USSC upheld the constitutionality of inter partes review(IPR) proceedings and found the proceedings did not violate either the Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury or the judicial power under Article III of the Constitution. In Oil States, the USSC stated that th ...

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Interview with Windsor Law Alumnus Arun Krishnamurti, Associate Corporate Counsel with Google Canada.

Madiha Khan LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D., 2019   Arun Krishnamurti is Associate Corporate Counsel with Google Canada and was formerly an associate with a Bay Street law firm, where he maintained a corporate/commercial practice with an emphasis on technology, including advising clients with respect to outsourcings.  Outside of the technology area, Mr. Krishnamurti has experience in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships, and financings. As well, Mr. Krishnamurti has significant experience working with start-ups, emerging companies, and entrepreneurs in a number of areas, including crowdfunding, app development (both mobile and web-based), on-line sales, gaming, and both the manufacturing and supply of goods and services to busine ...

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Copyright User Rights and Remedies: An Access to Justice Perspective

Professor Pascale Chapdelaine’s article, “Copyright User Rights and Remedies: An Access to Justice Perspective” has just been published in the special issue of LAWS: “Intellectual Property Law in the New Technological Age: Rising to the Challenge of Change?” Abstract:  In contemporary copyright law, there is an ongoing debate around the nature and scope of the rights users should have to copyright works, exacerbated by ongoing technological developments. Within that debate, this article queries the value of looking at the remedies users may have against copyright holders restricting their legitimate uses of works, as a means to further elucidate the nature and scope of user rights. While there is some value in looking at remedies to situate copyright user righ ...

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Copyright User Rights and Access to Justice- Special Section of Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice

Just published!  Selected papers from Symposium on Copyright User Rights and Access to Justice hosted by Windsor Law in May 2017 – Special Section of Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol 35 (2018).   Happy reading!     https://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/WYAJ/index

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Expert Panel on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Legal Profession

Ellen Xu LTEC Lab Student Writer JD Candidate, 2019   On March 28, 2018, a panel of experts gathered at Windsor Law to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution may bring to the legal profession. The event was jointly held by Windsor Intellectual Property & Information Technology student club (“WIPIT”) and LTEC Lab (www.lteclab.com). The panel was chaired by WIPIT President Sukhman Sandhu (JD 2018) and featured three experts in the field: Karima Bawa, Chair of the IP Working Group of Scale-Up Strategy (established by the Ontario Ministry, Economic Development & Growth), Senior Fellow CIGI, and LTEC Lab scholar in residence; Kuyler Neable, IP Counsel and Patent Agent at Clearpath Robotics Inc; and Jimoh Ovbiagele, Chief Technology Officer an ...

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Digital Health, Apps, and Privacy: Is your personal data well protected?*

Ellen Xu LTEC Lab Student Writer JD Candidate 2019   The convenience of today’s technology makes it possible to track your health and fitness with your phone. The Apple Health app can track your sleeping hours, your weight, your diet, and the amount of physical activity you’re doing. The convenience of mobile apps on our smartphones today help us remain aware of our physical health or can be used to implement healthier lifestyle habits. Technology also has become a helpful addition to medical records systems, allowing hospitals to now store patient data electronically, in addition to, or even in replacement of, paper records. Given the fast pace in which technology is developing, it is important to understand your privacy rights, how your information is being handled, and how you can ...

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Copyright Users and Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Monica Carinci LTEC Lab writer J.D Candidate 2018   What is ownership? This was the question on everyone’s minds at LTEC Lab’s Faculty Seminar, “Copyright Users and Personal Property in Digital Economy.” Hosted at the University of Windsor’s EPICentre on April 6, 2018, the event was a conversation between Aaron Perzanowski, Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Pascale Chapdelaine, Associate Professor at Windsor Law and Chair of LTEC Lab (www.lteclab.com). The speakers were brought together to discuss their recent publications, Professor Chapdelaine’s Copyright User’s Rights: Contracts and the Erosion of Property(OUP, 2017) and Professor Perzanowski’s The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (MIT Press, 2016) (co-authored with Jason Schu ...

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Panel of Experts Meet at Windsor Law to Discuss Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Design & Policy

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 14th, Windsor Law’s LTEC Lab brought together experts in autonomous vehicle technology and regulation, disability rights scholars and representatives, and transit policy planners to have a panel discussion and roundtable discussion on these issues. The main goal of this event was to set out a research and planning agenda for the Windsor-Essex region so that the city can integrate autonomous vehicles into accessible city transit policies. The event was organized under the leadership and vision of Windsor Law Professors Laverne Jacobs and Kristen Thomasen.   The first session was a panel discussion in a full Moot Court room at Windsor Law. Kristen Thomasen, who is an Assistant Professor at Windsor Law, laid the f ...

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Georgia State Secures Victory in 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 24th, the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, jointly operated by Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law held its 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition. Once again, the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted the event, which was organized under the leadership of Professor Wissam Aoun of Detroit Mercy Law.   The competition has been building momentum every year. This year, there was a record number of 15 entries. The competition gathers student teams from law schools across North America to compete and provides students with the chance to put into practice their knowledge pertaining to intellectual property law. In particular, student teams are giv ...

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