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Biotechnology Patent Infringement Remedies

The lack of clarity and certainty in accounting for profits, when it comes to awarding damages against a biotechnology patent violator is currently unsustainable and harmful to all stakeholders in the patent system.

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Exhaustion of Intellectual Property

No, we didn't write this article because we were tired of working on the topic. Rather, "Exhaustion in Canadian Intellectual Property Law ," (2009) Canadian Intellectual Property Review 3-31, addresses the legal rules of "exhausion," sometimes called "first sale" in respect of the protection of...

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Orphan Works in Canada

Copyright lasts for a long time - 50 years in Canada - and there's no obligation to register the work in order to receive protection. But what happens when someone wants to potentially use a copyrighted work, but can't find the owner?

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Intellectual Property Issues in a Comprehensive Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement

Key intellectual property issues being negotiated in the Canada-EU CETA may be hard to implement, given the constitutional law governing Canada's federal system. In the journal article, "Implementing International Trade Agreements in Federal Systems: A Look at the Canada-E.U. CETA's...

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Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

In 2010, the University of Cape Town Press published the book, Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright, which was the culmination of several years of research conducted by the IDRC-funded African Copyright and Access to Knowledge Project.

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Writing

I have published four books, more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and numerous other papers, studies and commissioned reports. Many of my refereed publications on intellectual property issues relating to innovation and creativity, biotechnology and life sciences, information communications and electronic commerce, and the economic and political governance of ideas appear in top-ranked journals recognized across the disciplines of law, business, communications and political science. Most of my writing is openly accessible from this website.

Intellectual Property Issues in a Comprehensive Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement

Key intellectual property issues being negotiated in the Canada-EU CETA may be hard to implement, given the constitutional law governing Canada's federal system. In the journal article, "Implementing International Trade Agreements in Federal Systems: A Look at the Canada-E.U. CETA's Intellectual Property Issues", I explain why.

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Orphan Works in Canada

Copyright lasts for a long time - 50 years in Canada - and there's no obligation to register the work in order to receive protection. But what happens when someone wants to potentially use a copyrighted work, but can't find the owner?

Read more: Orphan Works in Canada

How the Copyright Board Impacts Copyright Policy

Canada's Copyright Board is at the forefront of copyright policymaking, and has been for the past two decades. In, "Twenty Years of Legal History (Making) at the Copyright Board of Canada ," I explain how Board decisions impact matters like the price of digital music, the legality of peer-to-peer file sharing, and many other core issues in cultural and information technology industries.

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