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Course Name Patent Law
Course Code LAW 6754P
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

Technology is the key to modern business. Patent law protects such technology but patents are no longer sought only for inventive mechanical, electrical and chemical products and processes. Patents are now being sought for biological and genetically engineered products and processes and for computer programs. As a result, interesting policy questions have arisen about the proper scope of patent protection. This course examines these policy questions and takes an in-depth look at the various concepts of patent law. It examines ownership of inventions, scope and construction of patents, patentability, validity, enforcement and infringement. Comparisons with other patent systems are made and alternatives to the patent system are also considered.

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Specialization Intellectual Property Law
Status Core
CPD Hours Eligible CPD Hours: LSUC (ON): 36.0 Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

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