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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, 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!

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Add to My Calendar 2018-10-10 16:30:00 2018-10-12 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – 92nd Annual Conference – October 10-12, 2018 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! Vancouver, BC Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
13:00-19:30   REGISTRATION
14:00-17:30   OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Termination and Renewal Rights in License Agreements
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Preparing Your Expert Witness for Cross-Examination
17:30-19:30   WELCOME RECEPTION
     
     
07:00-17:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:00   BREAKFAST
08:15-08:40   OPENING REMARKS
08:40-09:40   KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Harshita Bhatnagar, Principal Corporate Counsel, Microsoft Canada Inc.
09:40-10:00   NETWORKING BREAK
10:00-11:00   PLENARY | Inside the IP Chambers – A Federal Court Fireside Chat
11:00-12:00   PLENARY | Injunctions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
12:15-13:45   IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH | Ethics/Professionalism
14:00-15:00   BREAKOUT | Patentability of Computer-Implemented Inventions – Where Are We Post-Benjamin Moore?
BREAKOUT | Anti-Counterfeiting: Offence and Defence
15:00-16:00   BREAKOUT | Inducing Infringement – Is “Skinny Labelling” a Thing of the Past?
BREAKOUT | Copyright Issues & AI: Navigating the Evolving Legal Challenges of Generative AI
16:00-17:00   WOMEN IN IP NETWORKING GROUP (WING) RECEPTION
19:00-22:00   “RALLY IN THE ALLEY” IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION
     
     
07:00-15:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:30   BREAKFAST
08:30-09:00   PLENARY | CIPO Update
09:00-10:00   PLENARY | College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents: Update on New Initiatives
10:00-10:15   NETWORKING BREAK
10:15-11:15   BREAKOUT | Remedies Update: Uncertainty + Math = Trouble?
BREAKOUT | Social Media: Top 5 IP Related Legal Risks
11:15-12:15   BREAKOUT | Patent Office Practice Update
BREAKOUT | Trademarks Office Practice Update
12:30-13:45   IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH
14:00-15:00   PLENARY | From Courtroom to Practice: Analyzing Top IP Cases of the Year
15:00-16:00   PLENARY | Understanding Neurodiversity
16:00   END OF PROGRAMMING
18:30-22:30   GALA
     

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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): 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 karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$1,699

AFTER SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$1,899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$1,999

AFTER SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$2,199
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EMERITUS/
HONORARY

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$599

AFTER SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
$599
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FULL-TIME ACADEMIC

$699

 

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IN-HOUSE CORPORATE PRACTITIONER – 1ST IPIC CONFERENCE

$699
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LIVE STREAM

MEMBER: $499

NON-MEMBER: $699
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STUDENT

(PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRED)
$599

 

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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

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.

ACCOMMODATION

PAN PACIFIC HOTEL
300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5

Room reservations must be made prior to September 17, 2018, in order to receive the negotiated room rate.

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

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