Fifth Annual University of Toronto Patent Colloquium

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 08:30 to 17:00
Moot Court Room, Jackman Law Building, 78 Queen's Park

Thank you for joining us at the Fifth Annual University of Toronto Patent Colloquium!

Download the agenda: 2016PatentColloquiumAgenda

Our keynote speaker was Agnès Lajoie, Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Canadian Intellectual Property Office. This year’s panels discussed: ‘Early Stage Claim Construction: Should it be Implemented in Canada?’; ‘Independence of Experts/Dealing with Bias’; ‘Non-infringing Alternatives in Patent Remedies’; and ‘A Tribute to the Jurisprudence and Scholarship of Justice Roger T. Hughes’. Speakers will include Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark, D. Delaware; Professor Sivaramjani Thambisetty, Law Department, London School of Economics; and Junyi Chen, Deeth Williams Wall. Moderators included Chief Justice Paul Crampton and Justice Elizabeth Heneghan, of the Federal Court of Canada.

Some of our panelists have agreed to share their presentation materials:

Panel 1:  Early Stage Claim Construction: Should it be Implemented in Canada?       

Panel Slides

Steven C. Carlson, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, & Friedman LLP; Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark, U. S. District Court, D. Delaware; Scott MacKendrick, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Panel 2:  Independence of Experts/Dealing with Bias    

Slides         Prof. Sivaramjani Thambisetty, London School of Economics (LSE Law)

Slides         Prof. Christopher Robertson, U. of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Slides         Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP

Panel 4:  Non-Infringing Alternatives in Patent Remedies         

Slides        Prof. Norman Siebrasse, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick