Successful licensing depends upon a sound knowledge of the principles that define the various intellectual property rights.
Designed for practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and refine their skills, or for newer legal professionals looking to obtain a solid grounding in the IP practice area, these focused, online primers will address key elements of the most common intellectual property law issues.
Module 1: Key Patent Concepts
Session Leader: Jason Leung, Leung Law PC
- Preconditions for obtaining a patent: what makes something new? What makes something non-obvious? What is patentable, what isn’t?
- Patents on: business methods, software, life forms, other
- Validity: what may make a patent invalid and unenforceable?
- Rights granted by a patent
- How to determine what a patent covers, and when it’s infringed
- The impact of joint ownership
Module 2: The Elements of Trademarks
Session Leader: Jason Leung, Leung Law PC
- What can and can’t be trademarked
- Trade name vs. trademark
- Registered vs. unregistered marks; the registration process
- Marking requirements in Canada and elsewhere
- Use and expungement
- Trademark infringement; “confusion” as key element in infringement
- Assignment of trademarks
- Ongoing responsibilities of the owner; monitoring use
Module 3: The Essentials of Copyright
Professor Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School
P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
- What does copyright protect?
– Subject matter; idea vs. expression; special uses in software
- Term of copyright
- The scope of Fair Dealing exceptions to copyright infringement
- Copyright in compilations
- The nature and limits of Moral Rights
- Neighbouring rights – how they arise, what you need to know
- Defences to copyright infringement
Module 4: Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
Session Leader: P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
- What makes something a trade secret?
- Is there a difference between conﬁdential information and trade secrets?
- Common law rules regarding trade secrets
- Have reasonable steps been taken to protect secrecy?
- The development of constructive trusts
- Contractual terms for secrets
- The role of ﬁduciary duties
- How conﬁdentiality can be destroyed: public disclosure; independent creation; receipt from third parties; court orders/regulatory agencies
- Joint ownership of trade secrets
- Remedies available for breach of confidentiality
- The treatment of rights in confidential information internationally
Module 5: Introduction to Industrial Designs
Session Leader: Christopher Heer, Heer Law
- What do designs cover?
- How do designs differ from copyright, trade-mark or patents?
- How do you evaluate the scope of a design?
- Validity of Designs
- Infringement of Designs
The choice is yours! Buy 1 module or take advantage of bundled pricing when purchasing all. Whether you choose to buy one or all webinars, you’ll receive unlimited access to the module(s) for a period of 60-days. You decide to view where or when you want. 24/7.
These online primers are part of the Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing. For a full listing of required programs, click here.
- P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
- John Birch, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
- Sheldon Burshtein, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Professor Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School
- May Cheng, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
- Keith Desjardins, Gowling WLG (Ottawa)
- Brian W. Gray, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
- Jason Hannibal, Vice President, Legal and Contracts, Thales Canada Inc.
- Christopher Heer, Heer Law
- Paul Jones, Jones & Co. Law Office
- Andrea Kroetch, Smart & Biggar
- Jason Leung, Leung Law PC
- Jennifer MacInnis, Senior Director, Applied Research & Commercialization and Senior Legal Counsel, Ryerson University
- Marcel Mongeon, Ross, Mongeon, Covello & Co.
- Alex Porat, General Counsel, Litens Automotive
- Peter M. Ross, Ross, Mongeon, Covello & Co.
- Stephen Spracklin, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Sandvine Inc.
- Bob Tarantino, Dentons LLP
- Glenn Tautrims, Director, Global Royalty Audits, Inc.
- Essien Udokang, Baker McKenzie
- Patrick Westaway, Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP
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