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  • This paper discusses the 2010 amendments to the patent application rules, the patentability of business methods and the "obvious to try" test. This paper was presented at the Intellectual Property Law Update program which was held in Edmonton on February 8, 2011 and in Calgary on February 10, 2011.  
  • This paper discusses the financial statements that lawyers often deal with in the course of corporate or family law files. The author provides an in-depth discussion of the balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, cash flow statement, and the notes to financial statements. The paper closes with the fundamental income tax principle of integration. This paper was presented at LESA;s 2011 Understanding Financial Statements program.
  • This paper was presented at the Basic Corporate Procedures for Legal Support Staff seminar which was held in Edmonton on April 6, 2011 and Calgary on April 13, 2011. This paper provides a general overview of the common business structures a client may choose when deciding to start a business, including sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, societies, Part IX companies and corporations. The paper discusses how these structures are created and maintained as well as particulars on the necessary filings and registrations.  
  • This paper was presented at the Basic Corporate Procedures for Legal Support Staff seminar which was held in Edmonton on April 6, 2011 and Calgary on April 13, 2011. This paper provides an overview of the registration of extra-provincial corporations in Alberta, including an outline of the steps required to complete such a registration. The effect of the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement on corporate registration between Alberta and British Columbia is discussed. The paper concludes with an analysis of s 45 of the Alberta Business Corporations Act, which deals with financial assistance by corporations and the disclosure requirements. Precedents required by s 45 are included.