Month: May 2013

Canada on USTR watchlist for “serious concerns” about pharmaceutical patent process

Canada has been placed on the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) watch list for 2013 due to “serious concerns” about the treatment of pharmaceutical patents, including the “availability of rights of appeal” and “heightened utility requirements.” The USTR report, released May 1, is based on an annual review of the state of

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Court Way off on Warrantless Cellphone Searches: George Takach

6 May 2013 — In this month’s technology column, George Takach picks apart the Ontario Court of Appeal’s troubling decision in Fearon, which rules that an arresting police officer can — without a warrant — confiscate a suspect’s cellphone and search through it for incriminating evidence, so long as the device is not password-protected. Takach

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