|Essay Requirement||No, this course will not satisfy the Faculty of Law essay requirement|
|Pre/Co-requisite||5625 Intellectual Property (Pre)|
|Instruction|| Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic fields in the practice and study of law. This January term course pairs student groups with a senior IP practitioner at the beginning of the course to discuss live issues in IP and design a research project. During the month of January student groups prepare a research memorandum and an oral report on a current issue in intellectual property for their respective practitioner. Often the student research is used in actual case preparation or reflects a real world problem. Throughout the month research guidance and evaluation will be provided by the instructors. Near the end of the term, student groups share the results of their research through a PowerPoint presentation to the class, before attending a debriefing session with their respective practitioner.
The Advanced Intellectual Property course provides unparalleled exposure to the actual practice of law. Practitioners design the projects to reflect what may be expected from an articling student or junior associate in a law firm or in-house setting. In the past, the visiting practitioners have been impressed by the quality of work and detail in the oral reports and written submissions.
The course will involve students participating in class meetings and group projects, however, each student will prepare an independent portion of the research memorandum and be evaluated independently on this portion.
|Assessment|| Project: 80% (including an independent memorandum: 40%, an oral presentation: 20% and the final group memorandum: 20%)
Peer review exercise: 10%
There is no final examination for this course.
|Materials||Optional - Mackaay and Gendreau, Canadian Legislation on Intellectual Property, Carswell, and other materials as announced.|
|Library Materials||Click here for Library Materials for this Course|
Project topics are drawn from the actual IP practice of the practitioners. Typically, the study is based upon selected topics in copyright, trademark, patent, industrial design and specialized IP protection regimes.
In the past years we have benefited from the integral involvement of practitioners from the following organizations:
In previous years topics have included: