Canadian innovation grows, but outpaced by China’s record one-million patent applications

Canada is filing an increasing number of patent applications but is being outpaced by countries such as China, which became the first to reach the million-patent mark in a single year, according to a new report from the World Intellectual Property Organization. The Geneva-based organization’s study found that Canada filed 36,964 patent applications in 2015,…

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VMedia loses legal battle with Bell over new TV streaming service, ordered to pay $150,000

Indie Internet and television service provider VMedia Inc. lost its court battle with broadcast giant Bell Canada over its nascent TV streaming service that aired conventional channels over the Internet. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that VMedia’s new service violated Bell’s rights under the Copyright Act by streaming CTV and CTV 2…

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