Patents

When "Freedom" and "Democracy" Are Euphemisms for Evil

Mark Taliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business
Mark Taliano

Once freed from the devastating tentacles of the transnational monopolies, Canadians will realize that it's time to call 911 on the corporatocracy. We might then recapture real democracy and freedom, rather than settle for their bankrupt facsimiles.

Does Monsanto Deserve a Prize for Agriculture?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Sangita Iyer

If you thought our global food crisis can't get any worse, guess who's winning this year's Nobel Prize of Agriculture? Robert T Fraley, Executive VP of Monsanto is one of the recipients of this prestigious award (equivalent to the Oscars) on World Food Day October 16 for creating genetically modified organism (GMO).

Interest Groups Turn Supreme Court Case Into 'Save the Seeds' Myth

Cami Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cami Ryan

The Bowman vs Monsanto Supreme Court hearing is big news in the United States and we are seeing ripple effects of it up here in Canada. Although some headlines sparked by interest groups that oppose modern agricultural production methods, including use of genetically modified (GM) crops, might suggest otherwise, this case is not about farm-saved seed.

The Difference Between Invention and Innovation

Martin Lavoie | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Martin Lavoie

The OECD recently released a study showing Canada is among the leaders in public research and patents filed by academics -- great news. Licensing patents is as much important as developing them. Like most people, I use to assimilate invention with innovation. Two weeks ago, I watched a documentary on Steve Jobs, and finally, I understood the difference between the two. Even Steve Jobs couldn't have built an innovative computer mouse without a license.

Google, Apple Bid For Last Shreds Of Nortel

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - The last of Nortel's assets -- patents for Internet search, mobile video and wireless networks that can be used in co...