International and Comparative Patent Law

The course aims to highlight the differences and similarities between different patent law systems using in particular the Euopean and Japanese systems as examples for comparison. In doing this reference is made to both issues of substantive patent law and practice in litigation and licensing of patent rights in these countries. The course also covers the various international treaties that are applicable to patent law and provides an overview of some of the features of patent law in countries other than the "big three" jurisdictions.
Credits: 2

Type: LEC