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Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Controversial provision suspended, but CMOs should still comply with CASL

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) scheduled to take effect on Canada Day, CMOs will be happy to know that a controversial provision that could have allowed residents to file class-action lawsuits worth millions

Published on: June 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court ruling orders Google to remove results from international searches

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling ordering Google Inc. to remove international search results will ultimately give the Internet giant more power, not less, a prominent Canadian law professor has warned. Announced on

Published on: June 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

EU hits Google with a record €2.4 billion fine in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Google Inc. a record-breaking €2.42 billion - approximately $3.575 billion Canadian - for breaching EU antitrust rules, after concluding that the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant abused its

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court of Canada clears way for Facebook class action to be heard in B.C.

Facebook Inc. must defend against a class action lawsuit that it violated user privacy in B.C. court, not California, despite laying the groundwork for handling litigation in its home state in its user

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Cyber insurance is necessary for businesses

In a world where security breaches and cyber attacks have increased in recent years, businesses are looking for new ways to defend themselves. As a result, cyber insurance has become a popular method

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders that all future devices be unlocked

A key rule has been changed for Canada's wireless service providers. Under a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruling announced Thursday, carriers large and small will be obligated to unlock their customers'

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm files countersuit against Apple in royalty-driven legal battle

Four months after Apple Inc. - one of its biggest customers - filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer has struck back. On Monday Qualcomm filed a countersuit

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Class action lawsuit alleges Amazon collected unnecessary sales tax from Canadians

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian arm of online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc., alleging the company has been collecting sales tax on items that should have

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Professional drone operators applaud Transport Canada restrictions for hobbyists

The Canadian federal government is cracking down on recreational drone use in an effort to combat the rising number of drone and commercial aircraft altercations, which have more than tripled since 2014. Minister

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CRTC rules smaller mobile carriers cannot let users “permanently roam” on big networks

Canada’s telecommunications body has ordered a small wireless startup to shut down its current services for allowing customers to improperly use a more established national carrier’s network. Sugar Mobile, a Toronto-based discount mobile

Published on: March 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry hit with class action lawsuit from over 300 employees

Note: Updated on Feb. 21 to incorporate comments from Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. While BlackBerry Ltd. is on track to have its first profitable year since pivoting from smartphone maker to security software

Published on: February 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

South Korean prosecutors denied warrant to arrest Samsung chair

Four days after authorities announced they were seeking a warrant to arrest the de facto head of Samsung Electronics Ltd., a South Korean judge has denied their request. According to Reuters, the Seoul

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood