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.
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 will include an analysis of how damages are influenced by economical and moral factors, as well as the reasons behind such influences.
The basic principles of UK and US copyright law will be assessed, as well as their scope in terms of infringement, damages and defences.
The study will focus upon issues related to how benefit sharing could be enforced between developed and developing countries in dispute.
This study critically examines whether intellectual property rights in the UK provide adequate damages by comparing and contrasting them with that of the United States.
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.