Canadian Corporation are incorporated under and governed by the Canada Business Corporations Act R.S.C. 1985, c. C-44 (the “CBCA”). The directors of a Canadain Corporation must call an annual general meeting of the shareholders (“AGM”) within 18 months after incorporation and thereafter within 15 months of the preceding AGM, but no later than 6 months after the end of the corporation’s preceding financial year (CBCA, s. 133(1)). Find a detailed overview fo the AGM process […]read more
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You have a great invention and you disclose it at a conference…Now what?
On June 11, 2018, the United States Federal Court of Appeals (the “Court”) heard the case of Medtronic Inc. v. Mark Barry. Medtronic is a global manufacturer of various medical devices including spinal surgery tools and devices. Spinal surgeon Dr. Mark Barry sued Medtronic, alleging that some Medtronic products infringed a group of his patents that were directed to methods of improving spinal column deviations using pedicle screws to correct conditions such as scoliosis. Medtronic […]read more
Is your consent meaningful?
Do you read the privacy policies of every site you visit? Can any of us truly say that we know who has access to our personal information and how they are using it, whether or not we consented to its collection and use? In this day and age, is our consent ever truly informed and meaningful? It should be. Advancements in technology and the dawn of the internet of things have spawned new business models […]read more
Privacy: PIPEDA Data Breach Requirements
New PIPEDA Data Breach Reporting and Notification Requirements: What You Need to Know The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA” or the “Act”) provides the privacy legislation framework for Canadian organizations that operate in the private sector. PIPEDA requires organizations to protect information that they collect about an identifiable individual. This information is defined as “personal information” under the Act. Personal information includes personal e-mail addresses, home address, personal telephone number, age, date of […]read more
Corporate Governance: Directors and Officers’ Liability
You are a corporate director or officer – do you know your duties, obligations, and potential liabilities? The content of this post is for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and any reliance on it does not establish a lawyer client relationship with the author or with Yocto Law. Overview Starting a business is a particularly exhilarating endeavor. Founders are understandably preoccupied by the grueling tasks of setting up and financing their […]read more