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!
NOTE: ALL PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
|12:30-13:00||Conference Kickoff with IPIC’s New President|
|13:00-13:30||Fireside Chat with the Honourable Thomas Cromwell|
|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?
|14:15-15:00||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|
This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.
|PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.
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.