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Most popular intellectual property and technology law blogs

January 3rd, 2013

One of the best ways to stay on top of IP/Tech legal developments is by subscribing to blogs. In the IP/Tech field, there are many very good ones to choose from. Justia’s BlawgSearch lists and ranks many of them. I subscribe to over 90. Over the holidays, and with the help of McCarthy Tetrault articling student Addison Cameron-Huff, I ranked them by popularity.

There is no perfect tool for conducting this type of evaluation. I relied on RSS subscriber counts using the RSS subscriber base of Google Reader, iGoogle and Google Desktop as a proxy.[i] I also reviewed each site’s Google PaegRank and Alexa rank which were somewhat helpful in confirming or determining popularity.[ii]

Canadian law blog awards announced

December 31st, 2012

The 7th annual (2012) Canadian Law Blog Award (ClawBies) winners were announced earlier this evening. My blog came in runner up for Best Canadian Law Blog behind Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog. It was tied with last year’s winner, Erik Magraken’s BC Injury Law Blog and former OBA President Lee Akazaki’s new bilingual blog.

Thanks to Steve Matthews, Jordan Furlong, and Simon Fodden for recognizing my blog and to Bob Tarantino and Garry Wise for nominating it for an award.

Congratulations to other winners of a 2012 ClawBie including Karim Renno, Ron Friedmann, Garry Wise, and Bob Tarantino.