IP Osgoode Speaks Series featuring ‘IP and the Big Picture’ by Justice Henry Carr
IP and the Big Picture by Justice Henry Carr
Intellectual property practitioners have great specialist expertise. However, just as no man is an island, no area of law can be viewed in isolation. It is important for judges and advocates to search for principles beyond their own areas of expertise.
This talk is intended to be light-hearted and to provoke debate. Justice Henry Carr will recount some of his experiences as a Queen’s Counsel (QC) and then a judge of the subjects under discussion. The theme, however, is serious. Justice Carr will argue for the benefits of cross-fertilization between intellectual property and the general law. A comparison of approaches between the U.K. and Canada will be made, as each jurisdiction has much to learn from the other.
Sir Henry Carr studied jurisprudence at Hertford College, Oxford and obtained an LLM from the University of British Columbia for a thesis on legal protection of computer programs. He was called to the bar in 1982 and took silk in 1998. He specialized in all aspects of intellectual property law. He was appointed as a deputy high court judge in 2007 and was chairman of the Intellectual Property Bar Association from 2012 until his appointment to the High Court Bench, Chancery Division, in October 2015.
To attend Justice Carr’s presentation, RSVP at iposgoode.ca/rsvp by Sept. 7 (event code: Carr).