Three social media tips from WestJet

How did WestJet Airlines Ltd. get to 98,000 Facebook fans two years after starting its social media strategy?According to Greg Hounslow, emerging media manager with the commercial arline, it has something to do

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

New fraud scheme targets lawyers

by Monica Goyal If you are not a lawyer, you may not have heard of this fraud. Generally, the purpose of the scheme is to persuade a lawyer to take them on as

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Monica Goyal Dealing with gripe sites

Companies should proactively guard against spiteful customers skewering their brand with pejorative Web domains and respond with public relations when it does occur, advises an intellectual property lawyer – and resist the temptation

Published on: October 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

‘Wild West’ domain grab to put trademarks at risk

When the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) begins accepting applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in January, there will be a Wild West-style land rush to stake a

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Samsung wipes Galaxy Tab 7.7 from IFA stand

Now you see it, now you don't: Samsung Electronics erased all traces of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from its exhibition stand at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin on Saturday, just two days

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Peter Sayer

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

Google knew of illegal Canadian pharmacy sales, provided support

In one of the largest settlements of its kind in U.S. history, Google agreed last week to pay the U.S. government half a billion dollars for allowing its advertising system to be abused

Published on: August 30th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Six legal landmines to avoid when hiring for startups

Startup companies, even those founded by seasoned entrepreneurs, are prone to making the same legal mistakes when hiring and compensating employees. These employment law missteps can subject young companies to potentially crippling consequences.

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Peter N. Townshend, George Colindres and Lauren T. Howard

Two online legal services that are changing the game

By Monica Goyal   Two startups recently came to my attention that offers creative solutions to help people resolve legal disputes.   Their methods include online reputation shaming, game theory tactics, and settlement

Published on: August 25th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Top 5 legal considerations for business on Google+

As Google+ grows in popularity--now with more than 20 million users--the new social network is triggering a number of questions with legal implications from businesses about potential policy changes, data retention issues and

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Online dispute resolution saves firms time and money

By Monica Goyal Those among us who have been in business disputes know that business disputes are inconvenient and stressful, and drain precious resources. We want them to be resolved as quickly and

Published on: July 28th, 2011 Monica Goyal

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after he hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router and then launched a vengeful two-year campaign to frame them with child pornography and threats

Published on: July 14th, 2011 John Cox

lawTechcamp geared to bring the law and technology together

By Monica Goyal Lawyers are increasingly relying on technology to help them get their work done and improve the level of service they offer to their clients. Failure to adapt to new technologies

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Supreme Court upholds Toronto firm’s victory against Microsoft

Microsoft didn't just lose its Supreme Court appeal to overturn its long-running i4i patent infringement case, it was trounced. The Justices voted unanimously in favor of i4i, once again kicking court-based software patent

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Julie Bort