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2500 - 10175 101 ST NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0H3, Canada
Phone: 780-423-3003
Fax: 780-428-9329
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Is Software Patentable? Recent US Case Law Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Many inventions involve software, and many inventors are interested in protecting such inventions with a patent. The question is: are software inventions patentable? Based on recent cases in the United States, the answer is:…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Non-Competition Clauses: Enforceable or Just for Show?

When can a non-competition clause actually stop someone from working? Or are these clauses just for show? Let's take a look at a couple of cases involving departing employees who find themselves in hot water with a former…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Labour and Employment Alert: SCC Finds No Discrimination for Terminating Employee in Alberta Drug Addiction Case

On June 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp. and upheld the Alberta Court of Appeal’s ruling that an employer can terminate an employee for breaching a drug and alcohol…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Workwise Newsletter - June 2017: Case Update for Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation

On June 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal of the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation.1 This leaves the Alberta Court of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Privacy Alert: Government of Canada Suspends CASL's Private Right of Action Provisions

By Order in Council dated June 7, 2017, the federal government suspended the coming into force of the private right of action provisions under Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL), “in response to broad-based concerns raised by…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy

US Drone Registry is Shot Down

In response to the proliferation of recreational drones in American skies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced a rule known as the “Registration Rule” in 2015. The rule required drone owners to register their…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Taxation

Update on Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act

Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act became law on June 7, 2017, when it received Royal Assent. As noted in our earlier Alert, which set out the highlights of the Bill, the effective dates for each Part of the…more
 /  Agriculture, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Copyright in Seismic Data is Confirmed

In a decision last year, GSI (Geophysical Service Incorporated) sued to win control over seismic data that it claimed to own. GSI used copyright principles to argue that by creating databases of seismic data, it was the proper…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement – “Old Wine in New Bottles” for Labour Mobility

Judging from the headlines touting the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”) as “the biggest step forward in removing barriers to internal trade…in the history of Canada,” “the most ambitious free trade agreement this…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Labour and Employment Alert: Highlights of Bill 17: Alberta's Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act

Bill 17: The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on May 24, 2017. The Bill is part of the Government of Alberta’s efforts to ensure that “Alberta has fair, modern and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Copyright Infringement on a Website: the Risks of Scraping and Framing

If photos are available on the internet, then… they’re free for the taking, right? Wait, that’s not how copyright law works? In the world of copyright, each original image theoretically has an “author” who created the…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Workwise: Province Announces New Partnership with Police to Investigate Serious Workplace Safety Incidents

The Government of Alberta has announced a new partnership with ten different police agencies across the province to define protocols for the investigation of serious workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) incidents…more
 /  Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law

Professional Regulatory Alert: If It Looks like a Duck: British Columbia Court of Appeal Rules on Title Use

Professional regulators are often faced with non-members who use titles similar to those used by regulated members of the profession but not explicitly prohibited by the governing statute. In Organization of Chartered…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Defence & Indemnity - An Analysis of Insurance Case Law and Legislation - April 2017

I. INSURANCE ISSUES - A. The Alberta Court of Appeal reiterated that policies cover insured perils but not pre-existing deficiencies in the property that are not caused by the peril, but only discovered as a result of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury, Privacy

Legislation Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images

On May 1, 2017, the Alberta legislature passed Bill 202, which created the Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act (the “Act”). The Act seeks to protect individuals from having intimate images of…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Privacy
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