Co-authored by Sheldon Inkol. Canadian knowledge-based businesses that employ people to create intellectual property – including advertising material and computer software, among many other things – should be careful to insure that expectations concerning the ownership of the copyright in the resulting products is defined clearly and in advance. This renewed sensitivity is being animated by two recent high-profile American cases.
The multi-billion-dollar patent purchases during the last several months involving large high tech companies illustrates the difficulties that small start-up companies potentially face when entering the marketplace with a new technology.
Presentation slides from our in-house seminar "Protecting You/Protecting Your Business", presented on February 1, 2007.