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Ontario Legislation Makes Mediation Attractive For Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

By Sheldon Burshtein February 18, 2011 In late 2010, Ontario enacted the Commercial Mediation Act, 2010[1] (the “Act”). The purpose of the Act is to facilitate the use of mediation to resolve commercial disputes, including intellectual property and technology disputes.[2] Ontario is the second Canadian province after Nova Scotia[3] to adopt such legislation. Many of the provisions of the Act… Continue reading Ontario Legislation Makes Mediation Attractive For Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

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Mediating Intellectual Property Disputes – Do I HAVE to? New Ontario Rules Likely Mean YES!

By Brian D. Edmonds February 4, 2010 What is Mediation? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can most simply be defined as “facilitated negotiation.”[i] The Ontario Rules of Civil Proceduredescribe it as a process wherein “a neutral third party facilitates communication among the parties to a dispute, to assist them in reaching a mutually… Continue reading Mediating Intellectual Property Disputes – Do I HAVE to? New Ontario Rules Likely Mean YES!