Patent & Trade Secrets Law

Law 332H1S
Spring 2017
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. 5

Course Overview: Canadian Patent Law Primer
Creativity

Don Cameron

Jan. 12

1. Introduction to Patents
2. What is an Invention? - patentable subject matter

Don Cameron

Jan. 19

4. Claim Construction

Don Cameron

Jan. 26

2(a) Computer Software Related Inventions
6. Validity: Anticipation

Paul Horbal
Scott MacKendrick

Feb. 2

5. Infringement3.

Don Cameron

Feb. 9

2(b) Biotechnology
8. Validity: Inutility and Other Attacks

Melanie Szweras
Bill Richardson

Feb. 16

3. The Application Process

Melanie Szweras

Feb. 23

(No class – Reading Week)

 

Mar. 2

7. Validity: Obviousness

Scott MacKendrick

Mar. 9

10. Remedies
11. Intellectual Property Trial

Scott MacKendrick
Allyson Whyte Nowak

Mar. 16

9. Notice of Compliance Drug Patent Procedures

Don Cameron

Mar. 23

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

Noel Courage

Mar. 30

14. Trade Secrets

Scott MacKendrick

Index of Case Quotes      Patent Act        Patent Rules

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