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Intellectual Property

"10 Tips to Deal with Employee Discipline for Social Media Use"

Jack Graham and Lana Rafuse at McInnes Cooper have written a legal update for the law firm's newsletter titled, "10 Tips to Deal with Employee Discipline for Social Media Use" (March 1, 2012).

The tips are designed to assist employers in "drawing the line" on social media use and thus be in a position to discipline employees who go over the line. Taken directly from the article, their tips are:  read more »

"Quebec Court Discusses Rights And Obligations Regarding Employee Inventions"

Jurisdiction: - Quebec

Ogilvy Renault lawyer George R. Locke has prepared a newsletter article entitled, "Quebec Court Discusses Rights And Obligations Regarding Employee Inventions" (June 2010).

The article addresses the Quebec Court of Appeal's decison in Corporation de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal v. Fardad, 2010 QCCA 992, in which it ruled in favour of the academic inventor and against the university.

"Employees Obligations to Their Employers"

Lauren M. Bernardi has written an article on, "Employees Obligations to Their Employers" (undated).

Ms. Bernardi is a a lawyer and human resource advisor with the Mississauga firm of Bernardi Human Resource Law.

"Intellectual Property Ownership – An Employer’s Perspective"

The law firm of Sisson Warren Sinclair LLP in Red Deer, Alberta have prepared a brochure on "Intellectual Property Ownership - An Employer's Perspective" (undated). Among other subjects, the brochure addresses copyright and patents, and employment contracts and technology agreements.

"The Law of Trade Secrets in Quebec and Canada: A Pragmatic Approach"

Jurisdiction: - Quebec

Quebec lawyers Julie Desrosiers & Marc-André Nadon have written a paper entitled, "The Law of Trade Secrets in Quebec and Canada: A Pragmatic Approach" (undated). The paper is undated, but based on the citations was written in 2008 or later.

The subject matter of the paper is described as follows:  read more »

"Who Owns the Intellectual Property: The Employee or the Employer?"

Robert Lesperance at Lesperance Mendes in Vancouver has writtne a paper on, "Who Owns the Intellectual Property: The Employee or the Employer?" (undated).

"Intellectual Property in the Employment Law Context"

"Intellectual Property in the Employment Law Context" (November 1, 2005) is the title of a paper prepared by Carman J. Overholt, Q.C. and Taran K. Atwal at law firm Fraser Milner Cagrain in Vancouver.

"Ensuring Corporate Security In An Age of High Worker Mobilty: What You Need to Know"

Sector: - High Tech

Anneli LeGault, a lawyer at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Ontario, has written a paper on, "Ensuring Corporate Security in an Age of High Worker Mobilty: What You Need to Know".

The paper was prepared for the Canadian Institute Conference - Employment in the Information Age, which was held on January 29-30, 2001. It covers the following topics:

  • Managing Proprietary Information
  • Internet Use; Monitoring Employees
  • The Prevalence of Surveillance 
  • Is There a Right of Privacy? 
  • Dismissal of Non-Union Staff 
  • Discipline in the Unionized Context 
  • Contents of an Internet Usage Policy
  • E-Mail Policies