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Professor Mark Perry


This thesis considers the concept of criminalization of patent infringement in Canada and India. Beginning with examining why Canada and India do not have criminal sanctions in the event of patent infringements, this study establishes whether criminalization of patent infringement is the right answer to the blatant patent infringements, increasing piracy and counterfeiting.

There are many who suggest that criminal sanctions in Canada and India would reduce the incidence of patent infringements. This thesis examines whether this approach is a saving prayer or just barking mad.



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