LAWS 2222 ‑ Patent Law


This class provides students with an opportunity for an in-depth examination of the scheme of the Canadian patent statute and case law. It engages in intense exploration of patent law in the context of cutting edge technologies in diverse areas, including digital technology and biotechnology, especially in the pharmaceutical, health agriculture and general research contexts. In addition, the course will explore other regimes for the protection of commercially sensitive information under statute and common law such as trade secrets and other commercial business information. The course will be taught with emphasis on common law, statutory regimes and Canadian case law. In appropriate cases, comparative perspectives on other Jurisdictions, especially the United Stated and European Union could be explored.

Prerequisite(s): Intellectual Property Law (LAWS 2178).
Co-requisite(s): None.
Assessment Method: 100% Final exam.
Restrictions: None.

*This course is unavailable to International Linkages students