Ariel Katz
Associate Professor

Jackman Law Building
Room J460
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5   

Tel.: 416-978-8892

Ariel Katz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Professor Katz received his LL.B. and LL.M from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his SJD from the University of Toronto. His general area of research involves economic analysis of competition law and intellectual property law, with allied interests in electronic commerce, pharmaceutical regulation, the regulation of international trade, and particularly the intersection of these fields. Between 2009 and 2012 Professor Katz was the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. Prior to joining the University of Toronto Professor Katz was a staff attorney at the Israeli Competition Authority. Since joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Katz has taught courses on intellectual property, constitutional law, cyberlaw, and the intersection of competition law and intellectual property. He shares some of his current thoughts on these issues on his blog.  

LL.B. - Hebrew University (1997)
LL.M. - Hebrew University (2001)
S.J.D. - University of Toronto (2005)
Awards and distinctions
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Award of Merit (2022)
Selected publications

"Beyond Refusal to Deal: A Cross-Atlantic View of Copyright, Competition and Innovation Policies" (2013) 79(1) Antitrust Law Journal 139 (with Paul-Erik Veel). 

Fair Use 2.0: The Rebirth of Fair Dealing in Canada”, in Michael Geist, ed., The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, pp. 93-156 (Ottawa, ON: Ottawa University Press, 2013).

The Orphans, The Market, and the Copyright Dogma: A Modest Solution to a Grand Problem” (2012) 27(3) Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 1285-1346.

"Beyond Search Costs: The Linguistic and Trust Functions of Trademarks" 2010 BYU Law Review 1555 (2010). 

"Pharmaceutical Lemons: Innovation and Regulation in the Drug Industry" (2007) 14 Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review 1.

"Making Sense of Nonsense: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, and Market Power" (2007) 49 Arizona Law Review 837.

"The Potential Demise of Another Natural Monopoly: Rethinking the Collective Administration of Performing Rights" (2005) 1(3) Journal of Competition Law & Economics 541.

"A Network Effects Perspective on Software Piracy" (2005) 55 University of Toronto Law Journal 155.

Research areas
Competition Law
Economic Analysis of Law
Intellectual Property Law