While patents protect intellectual property rights, exclusions protect use – exceptions acts as a compromise.
This study will explore the three categories of exclusions and exceptions and conclude that they only permit narrow interpretations.
This thesis argues that the existing laws of competition and human rights can be combined to limit the rights of owners of intellectual property (IP).
The need for this thesis arises from concerns about the impact of enforcement of IP rights, say on patients needing essential medicines or students seeking to obtain important material from the internet.
Yet how are trade secrets to be defined in a legal context and how does business law conflict with trade secrets?
This study will investigate the extent to which business law recognises trade secrets and how it seeks to protect them.
It is suggested that an optimal degree of protection can be achieved by a balancing of use and rights.
Yet the question of how to balance these aspects is complex and varies between industries.
This guide is a starting point for legal research to find print and electronic resources on Intellectual Property Law.
Canadian contents, in both English and French, are presented with sections featuring academic books and journals. Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa and an internationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues with a regular column appearing in the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen.