Canada is next to China in rare soil production

Canada is next to China in rare soil production

With a production of 140,000 tons by 2020, China will be the largest producer of rare earths, especially heavy ones, accounting for approximately 60% of world annual production. 38 thousand tons (15.6%) following the United States; Myanmar (Burma) 30 thousand tons (12.3%); Australia with 17 thousand (7%); Madagascar 8 thousand (3.3%) and 10 thousand tons…

Artificial intelligence: how new tech is creating privacy concerns and modernizing IP law in Canada

Artificial intelligence: how new tech is creating privacy concerns and modernizing IP law in Canada

Computer programs and mathematical methods are generally excluded from patentability in Canada. However, the Federal Court of Canada decision in Choueifaty v. Canada (Attorney General) 2020 FC 837, has paved the way to patenting software inventions – even when implemented using generic computer components – and confirmed that where an algorithm improves the functioning of…