Intellectual Property in 2013

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Infringement! Litigation! Legislation! There is never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2013 will be no exception. Here’s our list of what to watch in the coming year:

Copyright. If you keep making the same predictions year after year, eventually one of them will come true, right? For the last several years, we predicted that copyright reform would finally come to Canada. 2012 did not disappoint as the year of copyright, with the release of five SCC decisions and the passing of the copyright modernization legislation that had been long awaited.  We expect that 2013 will provide some opportunities to test the new law in court.

Anti-Spam. As with copyright, many have predicted that Canada’s “new” anti-spam law would come into effect for several years. Yes, Parliament passed the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act and it did receive royal assent way back in December, 2010. However, Canada’s anti-spam legislation is still not in force. Industry Canada released draft revised anti-spam regulations last week, and it would be surprising if we didn’t see final regulations in the first half of 2013.

App Law. We predicted in 2011 that app law would develop as regulations and laws fight to keep pace with the explosion of the app economy which is expanding in both business and personal life, along with cloud computing. 2012 provided a number of important developments in app law, mostly in the US. 2013 should continue to provide clarity in this growing area of law.

Apple and Samsung. The litigation that brought patent infringement back into the public consciousness like no case since RIM vs NTP may be resolved in 2013. Even Judge Koh has made a plea for “global peace.”

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