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 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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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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David Schnurr and Inna Koldorf present at Social Media and Internet Law seminar

On October 15, 2018, David Schnurr and Inna Koldorf present at the Social Media and Internet Law: Your Comprehensive Guide program. David Schnurr presents a seminar entitled “Essential Legal Considerations in Cloud Computing“. Inna Koldorf presents a seminar entitled “Workplace issues: Managing...

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Imran Ahmad speaks at the International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference

Imran Ahmad speaks at the International Cyber Security & Intelligence Conference (ICSIC) on November 14 – 15, 2018

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Imran Ahmad speaks on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” at IIAC webinar

Imran Ahmad speaks at the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) webinar on “Cyber Incident Response Planning” in collaboration with communications agency FleishmanHillard HighRoad on Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.

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James Swanson chairs the “Advocates’ Society Ontario E-Discovery Institute 2018”

On November 6, 2018, James Swanson chairs the Advocates’ Society Ontario E-Discovery Institute 2018

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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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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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It’s Official: Mandatory Data Breach Notification Coming on November 1, 2018

Last week, the Government of Canada published an Order in Council that will bring into force, as of November 1, 2018, the much anticipated mandatory breach notification and record-keeping requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”)....

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Privacy Commissioner Gearing Up for Tougher Enforcement

On September 21, 2017, in a press conference following the publication of his 2016-17 Annual Report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act, the Privacy Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) announced his plans to...

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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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The Act to Implement CETA Comes Into Force and Extends Protection to Additional Geographical Indications

Most of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA Implementation Act) came into force on September 21, 2017. Among other things, this Act expands protection for geographical indications (GIs) and is of interest for anyone involved...

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Promise of a Patent

On June 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much awaited decision on the so-called “promise doctrine” of patent utility (AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc. 2017 SCC 36).  As applied for many years, the promise doctrine had...

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Canada’s Proposed New Trademark Regulations Released for Comment

On June 19, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released its draft Regulations under Canada’s new Trademarks Act, which received Royal Assent in 2014, but is not yet in force.  A link to the draft Trademark Regulations is available...

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Impression v. Lexmark* – Exhaustion of Patent Rights in the U.S.

In a highly anticipated decision addressing the doctrine of exhaustion of patent rights in the U.S., the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed the U.S. Federal Circuit’s decision and held that a patentee’s sale of a patented product...

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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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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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GP Strategies acquires IC Axon

Canadian counsel to GP Strategies

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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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