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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 2021-10-14 12:30:00 2021-10-15 16:45:00 America/Toronto IPIC2021 Virtual – October 14 - 15, 2021 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

     
11:00-11:20   Conference Kickoff
11:20-12:00   Keynote | Successful Exits: Lessons Learned from a Tech Entrepreneur in AI
12:00-13:00   Plenary | Fireside Chat: Views from the Federal Court
13:00-13:15   Break
13:15-14:15   Patents | Patent Commercialization, Financing and Leveraging
Trademarks | Trademark Trouble: You Say Descriptive, I Say Distinctive
14:15-15:15   Patents | The U.S. IPR Process and Its Impact on Canadian Clients  
Trademarks | From Champagne to Cannabis: The Evolution of Section 22 of the 'Trademarks Act' and Implications for the Future
15:15-15:30   Break
15:30-16:30   IP Roundtables
16:30-17:30   Virtual Social Event
     
     
11:00-11:30   Plenary | College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents: Update
11:30-12:00   Plenary | Canadian Intellectual Property Office: Update
12:00-13:00   Plenary | Summary Judgment and Summary Trial: The World Has Changed. Did You Miss It?
13:00-13:15   Break
13h15-14h15   Patents | Patent Law Debate: Be it Resolved that Inventive Concept Has a Place in Canadian Patent Law
13:15-14:15   Copyright | 'Google' and Alphabet Soup
14:15-15:15   Patents | Patent Office Practice Update
Trademarks | Trademarks Office Practice Update
15:15-15:30   Break
15:30-16:30   Plenary | Diversity Driving Innovation
16h30-16h45   Closing Remarks
     

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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): 6

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to):6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Barreau du Québec SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9.5 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): 7 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours 

**Includes up to 1 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 SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$799

AFTER SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$899

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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$1,199

AFTER SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$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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CERTIFIED CANADIAN PATENT ADMINISTRATOR

$399

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CERTIFIED CANADIAN TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATOR

$399

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES

IPIC offers a special discount* of $100 for the following categories.
D
iscounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.

In-house corporate practitioner – Coupon Code: CORPORATE

Practitioner in small practice – Coupon Code: SMALLPRACT
Eligible to individuals with two (2) or fewer registered agents or lawyers in their firm.

Young practitioner – Coupon Code: YOUNGPRACT
Eligible to individuals who are 35 years or younger who do not have their registration fees paid or reimbursed (fully or partially) by their firm/company.

Full-time academic Coupon Code: ACADEMIC

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 14, 2021.

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

SPONSORS

Virtual Platform Sponsor

Session Sponsors

Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR

Interesting in becoming an IPIC2021 sponsor? Contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

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