Information Technology

A company’s information technology operations are an ongoing management concern. After all, the pervasive use of technology in the workplace today affects virtually every aspect of a business’ operations. Whether your business requires guidance on day-to-day issues, special or ongoing projects, or identifying problem areas related to your technology operations, Miller Thomson’s Information Technology Group can help. Our lawyers have advised public and private businesses from a variety of industries and all levels of governments on their key technology issues and challenges.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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IP lawyer James T. Swanson joins Calgary office

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that James Swanson has joined  its Calgary office in the areas of IP, Technology, and Litigation. James enjoys helping clients grow their businesses, managing complex and leading-edge legal issues, and resolving disputes in a...

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Eve Munro comments on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation in the March/April 2012 issue of the Mortgage Journal.

Eve Munro, a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office, practicing in the area of intellectual property and information technology, says “The essential requirements [of CASL] are that commercial electronic messages may not be sent unless prior consent has been...

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Maanit Zemel writes about some of the practical difficulties faced by victims of online defamation in the October 14, 2011 issue of the Lawyers Weekly.

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Eamonn Flaherty, as a member of the York Technology Alliance Technology Leadership Awards selection committee, presents the award for the Momentum Company of the Year at the YTA Awards Luncheon.

More information on the YTA Awards.

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MT takes part in VerdeXchange’s efforts to drive sustainable economic growth at their international forum in Toronto.

Miller Thomson is a proud sponsor of VerdeXchange Canada which presents Environmental Sustainability & Economic Growth: From California to Toronto in Toronto June 5 and 6 at the Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place. Our CleanTech, Environmental, Securities and Capital Markets, Information...

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James Swanson speaks at Legal Technology Conference

James Swanson chairs and speaks at the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s Legal Technology Conference.

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James Swanson speaks at Ontario e-Discovery Institute conference

James Swanson co-chairs the conference and speaks on a panel discussion on ransomware. The conference is jointly presented by The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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James Swanson speaks on current state of electronic evidence

James Swanson presents “The State of “E” – E-Discovery, E-Records and E-Evidence” at the CBA’s Civil Litigation subsection (Alberta-South) meeting.

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James Swanson moderates session on artificial intelligence

The panel, entitled “Machine Learning and the Impact on Customer Acquisition”, is part of the Banff Venture Forum.

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David Schnurr speaks on cloud computing

David Schnurr presents “Essential Legal Considerations in Cloud Computing” at the Ontario Bar Association’s Social Media and Internet Law conference.

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Aiyaz Alibhai speaks on “Social Media Privacy Risks” at Federated Press’ Managing Privacy Compliance conference.

Course materials were prepared by Aiyaz and Alizeé Bilbey.

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Danielle Bush and J. Andrew Sprague are presenting on “Governance Challenges in the Age of Big Data” at Federated Press’ Mini-LLB for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) program on February 27, 2015.

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David Schnurr will be teaching the trademarks section of the Intellectual Property course (Fall 2014) at Western Law.

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David Schnurr presents at Communitech’s Business Development and Senior Sales P2P seminar on the topic of Compliance Obligations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

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Brian Curial is speaking to the ISACA in Edmonton on Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation

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Employee Stock Option/Share Ownership Plans Seminar

An ESOP is an important compensation tool for many technology and other owner-managed businesses. Join us as our experts advise on the “do’s and don’ts” of setting up an ESOP. This seminar is designed for business owners, CFO’s, bankers, financial...

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Embedding Security Into Big Data Environments

Technological advancement and expanded use of smart phones are creating significant opportunities for businesses, but competition is also growing. Disruptive technology operators are ever more capable of addressing the needs of their customers, cheaper, faster and better. An increasing need...

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Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)

J. Andrew Sprague presents on Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) at the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)’s joint program entitled “Countdown to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Make Sure You Are Ready” on April 7, 2014....

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The New Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Brian Curial presents to the Strathcona Rotary Club on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: Are you ready?

Brian Curial presents a complimentary seminar on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Law.

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Are You Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Law?

Jennifer Babe and Kathryn Frelick speak to the Guelph Chamber of Commerce on Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation on Feb. 27th, 2014. Click here for more details

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Les technologies de l’information et de la communication et leur impact en milieu de travail

Béatrice Arronis participates during the CACPUQ’s 10th seminar entitled “Les technologies de l’information et de la communication et leur impact en milieu de travail”.  This seminar is organized by l‘Association des cadres et professionnels de l’Université de Montréal (ACPUM) and l’Association...

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Miller Thomson will be hosting a breakfast seminar: “Green Made Practical” on Sept. 23 in Toronto

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Significant Changes to Canada’s Trademark Regime: What you Need to Know

The Canadian government has made changes that will impact almost every aspect of trademark practice in Canada. These changes are contained in two pieces of legislation, Bill C-31 and the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act. The changes make it important to...

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Guidance for CASL Installation of Computer Programs Provisions (Part 1 of 2)

This Alert is Part 1 of 2, and it addresses some of the CRTC’s guidance regarding CASL’s installation of computer program provisions.  Part 2 of this Alert, which will be released in early February, will address more of the CRTC’s...

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Royal Assent to Changes in the Canadian Trademarks Act has Significant Implications for Brand Owners

Bill C-31, which will, among other things, implement significant changes to the Canadian trademarks regime, received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014. The date on which the Bill, Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, will be proclaimed in force...

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Canadian Senate Introduces the Digital Privacy Act

On April 8th, the Senate of Canada introduced Bill S-4, which proposes various amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  The short title of this Bill is the Digital Privacy Act. PIPEDA applies to all organizations...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Proposed Amendments to the Trade-Marks Act

The Canadian government introduced Bill C-31 on March 28, 2014. Bill C-31 is part of an omnibus budget bill, the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, which affects more than forty pieces of legislation and includes the most significant...

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: It’s Time to Prepare

  Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) is coming into force in less than seven months. CASL will most likely apply to you and your organization. On December 4, 2013, the Government of Canada announced that Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) will come...

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Deadline Approaching to Block Use of Trademarks by .XXX websites

Organizations that do not wish their name to be associated with a .XXX domain name should consider steps that can be taken to prevent this. In particular, a time-limited opportunity is available to enable organizations to block the use of...

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Bilski Decision Alters Test for Patentability of Software and Business Method Inventions in the U.S.

Ontario Bar Association Information Technology and E-Commerce Section Newsletter, Volume 10, No. 2

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In Re Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw: Will Bilski Stop “Business Method” Patents in the U.S.?

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Social Networking Issues in the Workplace, Focus on Technology/IP

Volume 1, Issue 2

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Knowledgehook secures seed financing to fund expansion into global markets

Counsel to Knowledgehook

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Jabil Circuit acquires Kuatro Technologies

Counsel to Jabil Circuit, Inc.

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Appnovation Technologies acquires Wunderkraut Benelux

Counsel to Appnovation Technologies Inc.

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Axonify raises US$27 million in growth equity funding

Counsel to Axonify Inc.

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Simba Technologies acquired by Magnitude Software in cross-border transaction

IP counsel to Simba Technologies Inc.

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BuildIT Software & Solutions acquired by FARO Technologies in cross-border transaction

Counsel to the shareholders of BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd.

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Syntax Systems receives strategic investment by NOVACAP

Counsel to Syntax Systems Ltd. and its principals

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Dimension Data completes cross-border acquisition of Ceryx

Counsel to Ceryx Inc.

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Nightingale Informatix refinances senior debt and issues convertible debenture

Counsel to an arm's length institutional vendor

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