Jordan L. Walbesser

Jordan L. Walbesser

Hodgson Russ LLP

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Client Alert: Action Needed by Organizations whose Websites allow User Postings

Businesses and nonprofits that operate a website or other online presence (mobile app, blog, portal, game, etc.) where users may post content (for example, in a user forum) will need to take action in 2017 in order to obtain...more

1/16/2017 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Copyright Office Digital Media DMCA Intellectual Property Protection Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Mobile Apps Non-Profits Online Platforms Online Reviews Privacy Policy Registration Requirement Safe Harbors Technology Terms of Use Video Games Websites

Accelerator for Women-led Startups Announced in Waterloo, Ontario

Are you part of a women-led, high-potential startup? If so, Communitech’s Fierce Founders Accelerator may be the program you’re looking for. The Fierce Founders Accelerator is a six-month startup accelerator with...more

6/21/2016 - Accelerators Deadlines Entrepreneurs Startups Women-Owned Businesses

Canadian Trademark Changes Delayed Once Again – Five Things to Do While You Wait

Canada is a critical U.S. trading partner. Products and services move fluidly across the border, which makes protecting trademarks in Canada exceptionally important for U.S.-based companies. However, Canada’s anachronistic...more

12/17/2015 - Canada Canadian Intellectual Property Office Corporate Counsel Counterfeit Goods Regulation License Agreements Madrid Protocol Popular Trademark Application Trademarks

7 Essential IP Law Considerations for Startup Entrepreneurs

Ask any startup veteran: intellectual property can make or break a successful exit. Here are seven things every startup should know about intellectual property law....more

9/24/2015 - Business Formation Copyright Entrepreneurs Legal Perspectives Patent Applications Patents Popular Startups Work-For-Hire

Copyright Protection: Differences Between U.S. and Canadian Law

Copyright law protects creative works such as books, paintings, sculptures, songs, and movies. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals often own a wide variety of copyrights. Sometimes a copyright owner will not...more

7/17/2015 - Authorship Berne Convention Canada Copyright Copyright Infringement Digital Media Fair Use International Harmonization Popular The Copyright Act Treaties Work-For-Hire Young Lawyers

Faster Is Not Always Better: Dangers of Quickly Filed Patent Applications

The United States switched to a “first-inventor-to-file” patent system in 2013. Ever since, articles and client alerts have stressed the importance of filing your patent applications as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the...more

7/17/2015 - America Invents Act Claim Construction First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Applications Patent Infringement Patents Popular Prior Art Young Lawyers

New Email Alert System Allows for Patent Publication Monitoring

On April 24, 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the release of the Patent Application Alert Service (the Service). The Service provides free, customized email alerts when U.S. patent...more

5/1/2015 - Patents USPTO

"USPTO Issues Updated Guidelines Affecting Computer-Implemented Claims"

On December 15, 2014, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) released Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility.1 The guidelines, titled Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the...more

12/31/2014 - Guidance Update Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Section 101 USPTO

7 Key Roles of a Successful Startup CEO

In your experience, what’s the most important role that a startup CEO should fulfill? That’s the question we put recently to JD Supra contributors, many of whom have spent years working with successful entrepreneurs in...more

3/31/2014 - Business Formation CEOs Legal Perspectives Startups

3 Fundraising Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Some startups want to tout big fundraising numbers. Resist that urge. Focus on a smart valuation and return focus to the product....more

3/6/2014 - Business Formation Fundraisers Legal Perspectives Startups Venture Capital

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