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On June 26, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld Manitoba legislation under which a child of almost 15 years old was given a court-ordered blood transfusion contrary to her religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness.
While the Aug. 12 decision of the Federal Court of Canada in Ratiopharm Inc. v. Pfizer Ltd. will almost inevitably be appealed, it provides an unusual insight into the nuts and bolts of the process of developing an invention and drafting a patent application.
Have you seen the video that was presented to Sony BMG Music Entertainment executives on May 4, 2008 in Rome entitled, “Did You Know?” If you haven’t, not surprisingly, you can find it on YouTube.
It is among society’s greatest paradoxes. It being perhaps the most natural and common act yet one that is still regarded with great taboo and secrecy. Proximity, familiarity, and convenience being the driving forces — it’s bound to happen.