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IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference!

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Add to My Calendar 2020-10-01 12:30:00 2020-10-02 16:30:00 America/Toronto IPIC2020 Virtual – October 1 - 2, 2020 IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference! Virtual Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
12:30-13:00   Conference Kickoff with IPIC’s New President
13:00-13:30   Fireside Chat with the Honourable Thomas Cromwell
13:30-14:00   CIPO Update
14:00-14:15   Break
14:15-15:00   Plenary | Indigenous IP – Is it Possible to Square the Circle?
15:00-16:00   Plenary | The Year We Won’t Forget: Reviewing 2020’s Top Canadian IP Decisions
     
     
12:30-13:15   Patents | Patent Office Practice Update
Trademarks | Trademarks Office Practice Update
13:15-14:00   Patents | File Wrapper Estoppel in Canada and the United States: What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You
Trademarks | The New Bad Faith Ground in Opposition Cases: What Can Canada Learn From Other Countries?
14:00-14:15   Break
14:15-15:00   Patents | The Curious Case of Section 56
Copyright | Copyright Earthquakes or Minor Tremors? Site Blocking and Reverse Class Actions
15:00-15:45   Patents | Patentable Subject Matter of Computer-Implemented Inventions
Trademarks | Copyright | Trademarks and Copyright for a Better Tomorrow
15:45-16:30   Plenary | The New College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents
     

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CPD/CLE

This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.

  SUBSTANTIVE HOURS
(up to)
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
(up to)*
Law Society of Ontario
             
SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Barreau du Québec SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
Law Society of New Brunswick SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
New York State CLE Board SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours 
**Includes up to 0.75 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours.

Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 21, 2020
$799

AFTER AUGUST 21, 2020
$899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 21, 2020
$1,199

AFTER AUGUST 21, 2020
$1,299
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EMERITUS/
HONORARY

$399

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STUDENT

(PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRED)
$399

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FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.

Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of $50 (plus applicable tax) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 1, 2020.

Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.

SPONSORS

Virtual Platform Sponsor

Session Sponsors

Virtual Exhibiting Sponsor

Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR

Interesting in becoming an IPIC2020 sponsor? Contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

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