KEI notes that Pope Benedict XVI has issued an encyclical letter denouncing the excessive zeal for assertions of intellectual property rights in knowledge. The Pope states "on the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, […]
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Copycense has a great piece that explores the history of the U.S. Special 301 list, dating back to the mid-1970s and the efforts of IBM and Pfizer to promote global intellectual property protection.
The Montreal Gazette reports that Stationnement de Montréal, a subsidiary of the Montreal Board of Trade, has demanded the removal of an iPhone application that pinpoints where Bixi bikes, public-use bikes, are available in the city. The Board cites trademark rights in the name Bixi.
The Auditor General has released a report on managing intellectual property within the federal government. It focuses on the National Research Council, Health Canada, as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The report examines both internally produced intellectual property and external (consultant) IP. It finds numerous shortcomings, though it does […]
The Science, Technology and Innovation Council has released its first public report that benchmarks Canada's science, technology and innovation system against the world's innovating countries. The report includes discussion on the need for open innovation. There is no recommendation or discussion on the need for stronger IP laws.