Patent & Trade Secrets Law

Law 332H1S
Spring 2018
Falconer Hall, FA2 (The Solarium)
84 Queen's Park

Thursdays 4:10 - 6:00 p.m.

Adjunct Professors:

Donald M. Cameron, Bereskin & Parr LLP
(416) 957-1171 dcameron@bereskinparr.com

R. Scott MacKendrick, Bereskin & Parr LLP
(416) 957-1675
smackendrick@bereskinparr.com


Course Outline

(course materials)


Lecture Date

Lecture Topic

Lecturer

Jan. 4

Course Overview
Canadian Patent Law Primer
Creativity

Don Cameron

Jan. 11

14. Trade Secrets, Part 1
1. Introduction to Patents

Don Cameron

Jan. 18

2. What is an Invention? - patentable subject matter
2(a) Computer Software Related Inventions

Scott MacKendrick
Paul Horbal

Jan. 25

2(b) Biotechnology
14. Trade Secrets, Part 2

Melanie Szweras
Don Cameron

Feb. 1

4. Claim Construction

Don Cameron

Feb. 8

5. Infringement

Don Cameron

Feb. 15

3. The Application Process

Melanie Szweras

Feb. 22

(No class – Reading Week)

 

Mar. 1

6. Validity: Anticipation
7. Validity: Obviousness

Scott MacKendrick

Mar. 8

7. Obviousness cont'd
8. Validity: Inutility and Other Attacks

Scott MacKendrick
Bill Richardson

Mar. 15

10. Remedies
11. Intellectual Property Trial

Scott MacKendrick
Allyson Whyte Nowak

Mar. 22

9. Notice of Compliance Drug Patent Procedures

Don Cameron

Mar. 29

The Business of Patents/Monetization
12. Assignment / Security Interests
13. Licensing

Noel Courage

Index of Case Quotes      Patent Act        Patent Rules

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