CIPP Seminar in collaboration with Lallemand Inc. – Me. Stephen Perry – Whither Patents? – Musings on the Bargain Theory of Patents

The policy rationale for patents is that public disclosure of inventions promotes innovation. The relationship between advances in innovation and growth of patents in the 19th and 20th centuries suggests that the bargain has been fair.

Today, patent law is straining to accommodate technologies never contemplated by its legislative drafters, and to find the correct balance between rewarding innovation and encouraging competition. Can the patent system survive the strain?

NB: This event is free of charge and light lunch will be served.

Barreau Accreditation pending // there is a 30$ administrative cost payable on location for the accreditation only. Receipts will be supplied on location.

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