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Navigating the Patent World: An Introduction

Thursday, October 05, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre M6-502

Speaker: Dr. Gabriella Chan, CEO, Yocto Law

Abstract: Abstract: The first portion of the session will introduce the origins and policy behind patent law, explore the difference between inventors and authors, and examine the elements of patentability, with a specific focus on recent Supreme Court cases on patentable subject matter. The second portion of the session will address patent systems, patent filing strategy, patent timelines, costs, freedom to operate analysis, and patent monetization. In the last portion of the session we will undertake a guided exploration of an issued patent for an assistive medical device commercialized by a Toronto company that improves function for individuals with paralysis due to stroke or spinal cord injury.

Please click to download the exercise file prior to attending the workshop (PDF file).

To register, please click here.