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 recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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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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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 M. Klotz speaks on “Innovation, A.I., and the Law”

James M. Klotz speaks on the subject of “Innovation, A.I., and the Law” at the Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium: The Law in the 21st Century at Harvard Law School.

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Gal Smolar speaks on Blockchain Technology

Gal Smolar presents “Blockchain: Real World Applications Today” at CFA Society Vancouver seminar. Blockchain technology is more than just crypto-currencies and mining.

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James Swanson speaks at a private training session on Future and Blockchain Technologies

James Swanson presents a private training session to the Alberta Court of Appeal. His presentation, “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be (with apologies to Yogi Berra)”, will focus on disruptive technologies of the present and the near future such as Artificial...

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James Swanson speaks on the Future of Privacy

Jim presents at the Privacy and Access Council of Canada’s National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. Topic of discussion is “The Virtual Fishbowl and the Future of Privacy – Will Artificial Intelligence, Automation, the Internet of Things and Block Chain...

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James Swanson speaks at Legal Innovation Conference

James Swanson will be chairing a panel at the Legal Innovation Conference. The topic of discussion will be “Innovative Legal Technologies and Services”.

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James Swanson co-chairs the Advocate’s Society Ontario e-Discovery Institute 2017 program

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Aiyaz Alibhai speaks on moral rights and new technologies

Aiyaz Alibhai presents “Moral Rights and New Technologies: Authorship, Attribution, and Integrity in a Digital World” at the University of Glasgow.

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David Schnurr presents Privacy Law seminar to OMIA

David Schnurr presents a Privacy Law seminar on the Digital Privacy Act amendments to the Personal Information and Protection of Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Access to Information Act, and a 2016 CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation) Update, to members...

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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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Navigating Global Skills Strategy Labour Mobility for Foreign Talent in IT and Tech in Canada

Miller Thomson’s national Immigration group is hosting a breakfast seminar to address immigration programs recently announced by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) that will facilitate the recruitment and hiring of foreign talent...

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Calgary’s Disruptor, Unicorn or Castle in the Air Half Day Seminar

James Swanson, Kevin Plowman and Kenneth Phillips host a complimentary and interactive half day seminar on Wednesday, October 25, including an opportunity to share your venture as a case study as they focus on: New business models Legal structures All important IP...

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Edmonton’s Disruptor, Unicorn or Castle in the Air Half Day Seminar

James Swanson, Wayne Logan and Bruce Geiger host a complimentary and interactive half day seminar on Tuesday, October 31, including an opportunity to share your venture as a case study as they focus on: New business models Legal structures All...

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Webinar – Privacy: What Canadian businesses need to know to be GDPR compliant

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is slated to come into force in May 2018. The GDPR will have far-reaching consequences for businesses located within and outside the European Union, including many Canadian businesses. With fines of up...

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Cybersecurity: Trends and Advice for Charities and Not-for-Profit

Miller Thomson’s Social Impact Group launches its series of breakfast seminars specifically targeting charities, non-profit organizations and social enterprises. Join us for the first breakfast on cybersecurity. **Please note this seminar will be delivered in French. Date: Wednesday, April 5,...

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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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How Smart is Your Contract? Legal Considerations Around Smart Contracts

Ontario Bar Association Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law section

In a 2016 report[1] by the World Economic Forum, it was suggested that smart contracts based on blockchain technology could potentially codify financial agreements in a shared platform and guarantee execution based on mutually agreed conditions. This would significantly reduce manual...

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Alexandre Ajami is quoted in World Trademark Review blog article on geographical indication (GI) rights

World Trademark Review, "New opportunities for GI protection in Canada; food brands warned to tread carefully"

The article discusses the changes that have been made to Canada’s system of GI rights as a result of amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act. Alexandre Ajami makes predictions as to how these changes will affect filings for GI, in addition to...

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Tips for Businesses Negotiating Cloud Agreements

IT in Canada Online

It seems like everyone is talking about the cloud as the new norm – if you’re not already in the cloud, odds are that you’re seriously considering it.

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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 into...

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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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CDP Investissements Inc. acquires equity stake in Groupe Conseil FX Innovation Inc.

Counsel to CDP Investissements Inc.

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Mnubo raises $16.5 million in Series B financing

Counsel to Mnubo Inc.

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Interaxon Inc. announces US$11.6 million in Series B-1 funding

Counsel to Interaxon Inc.

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Glance Technologies closes rights offering

Counsel to Mackie Research Capital Corporation, the soliciting dealer and co-lead agent

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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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