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, to earn annual CPD and CLE credits, and to network with colleagues and fellow practitioners. Join us in Vancouver and be part of an incredible conference!
|18:30-21:30||Dinner at the Vancouver Aquarium|
|07:50-08:15||Breakfast Presentation | Fireside Chat with Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology, Dan Ruimy|
|08:40-09:40||Keynote Address | The Web Wakes Up - Blockchain, Smart Contracts, AI Define New “Fundamentals”|
|10:00-11:00||Plenary | Emerging Technologies 101|
|11:00-12:00||Patents | “Hey [Smart Speaker], Get Me a Patent”: Issues in the New World of Artificial Intelligence
Copyright | Copyright Issues in the New World of Artificial Intelligence
|14:15-15:15||Patents | Fracking Dow: A Discussion of Patent Infringement and Remedies
Trademarks | Copyright | Has Trademark & Copyright Trolling Come to Canada?
|15:15-16:15||Patents | Opposing Patents on Opposite Sides of the World
Copyright | Copyright – Latest and Hottest Topics in Technology
|16:15-17:15||Women in IP Networking Group (WING) Reception|
|17:15||Free Time in Vancouver|
|07:45-08:15||Breakfast Presentation | Brexit Update – CITMA Perspective|
|09:00-10:00||Plenary | The Paperless Office and Other Legal Tech (R)evolutions|
|10:15-11:15||Patents | The Promise of the Future: Current State of Patent Validity
Trademarks | What’s in a Name?
|11:15-12:15||Patents | CIPO Update – Patents
Trademarks | CIPO Update – Trademarks
Industrial Design | CIPO Update – Industrial Design
|12:30-13:30||IP Roundtables and Lunch|
|13:30-14:15||IPIC Annual General Meeting|
|14:15-15:15||Plenary | Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Privacy, Publicity and Defamation in the 21st Century|
|15:30-16:15||Plenary | Fireside Chat with The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin|
|16:15-17:00||Plenary | Top SCC IP Cases of All Time|
|17:00||End of Programming|
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): 9||
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3**
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending|
|Law Society of Alberta||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5||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): 12.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
In order to claim the maximum number of professionalism/ethics hours delegates must choose to attend an IP roundtable that carries 1 hour of professionalism/ethics during lunch on Friday, October 12, 2018.
**Includes up to 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hour.
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.
Registration fees must be paid by September 28, 2018.
A cancellation fee of $50 (plus GST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 10, 2018.
Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.
After September 17, the hotel cannot guarantee room availability or rates.
Reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to this date.
IPIC Group Rate: Deluxe Room – $249/night plus applicable tax
Reservations ID: 3138963
Please call the hotel directly at 604-662-3223 or Toll-Free at 1-800-663-1515 (Canada) and request the special convention rate for the IPIC Annual Conference or make your reservations online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/IPIC2018