IPIC’s annual conference is the largest gathering of IP professionals in Canada and has attracted over 250 attendees from law firms, IP boutiques, industry, government and the judiciary over the past years. Offering over 15 hours of continuing education over three days, the conference also offers unmatched opportunities for networking, gaining insight into industry issues, knowledge sharing, and exploring emerging trends and challenges.
IPIC2023 promises to deliver an excellent educational program and experience in Winnipeg where Canadian IP professionals will once again have the opportunity to network face to face.
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NEW THIS YEAR
Attendees have the opportunity to participate in optional workshops – Cross-examination Skills or IP Licensing – on Wednesday afternoon, October 11. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee is applicable.
Trivia Night in Support of the IPIC Foundation: The Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF) – a registered charity with an objective to promote diversity and inclusion by helping remove barriers to access and offer financial support to deserving individuals from under-represented groups that wish to pursue educational opportunities in the field of IP – will hold its first ever networking event. Join the Foundation for trivia and games on Thursday evening, October 12. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee is applicable – proceeds to go to the PTIEF.
LIVESTREAM OPTION (Plenary Sessions Only)
Unable to attend in person? Register for IPIC’s Livestream Option and don’t miss out on an incredible lineup of plenary sessions and speakers!
|14:00-17:30||OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Drafting Patent and Trademark License Grant Clauses
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Cross-examination Skills
|08:40-09:40||KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The Honourable Marshall Rothstein C.C., KC|
|09:40-10:40||PLENARY | Debate: Be it Resolved that Trade Secrets are More Powerful than Copyright or Patents in Protecting Digital Technology|
|11:00-12:00||PLENARY | What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Practitioner - Views from the Bench|
|12:15-13:45||IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH|
|14:00-15:00||BREAKOUT | Utility in Patent Law: Is It Still a Thing?
BREAKOUT | IP Protection and Enforcement in the Metaverse
|15:00-16:00||BREAKOUT | Major U.S. Supreme Court Patent Decisions
BREAKOUT | Major U.S. Supreme Court Trademark and Copyright Decisions
|16:00-17:00||WOMEN IN IP NETWORKING GROUP (WING) RECEPTION|
|19:00-22:00||TRIVIA NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION|
|08:30-09:00||PLENARY | CIPO Update|
|09:00-10:00||PLENARY | College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents: Continuing to Build the Regulator|
|10:15-11:15||BREAKOUT | Natural Selection and the Origin of the Species Patent: Are Selection Patents Evolving or Dying Out?
BREAKOUT | In-house Perspectives on IP Protection and Enforcement
|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 | Breaking Down the Year's Most Important IP Court Decisions|
|15:00-16:00||PLENARY | The Impact of UNDRIP on Canada’s Intellectual Property Law|
|16:00||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): 11.5||
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4**
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|Law Society of Saskatchewan||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|Law Society of Alberta||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 15.5||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): 13.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4.5|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4|
*Professionalism | Ethics Hours
**The professionalism/ethics hours include up to 1 EDI hour where applicable.
Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees include day-time meals and social events. GST not included.
Participate in an optional workshop – Cross-examination Skills or IP Licensing – on Wednesday afternoon, October 11.
Additional fee is applicable:
IPIC Member: $75 plus GST | Non Member: $100 plus GST
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for Wednesday Workshop
Join the Foundation for trivia and games on Thursday evening, October 12.
Additional fee of $65 is applicable (proceeds to go to the Foundation).
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for Trivia Night
IPIC offers a special discount of $500 to IPIC members attending in person for the following categories.
Discounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.
In-house Corporate – Coupon Code: CORPORATE
Practitioner in Small Practice – Coupon Code: SMALLPRACT
Eligible to individuals with a total of 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.
Financial aid may be available to attend the conference.
Applicants will be considered on the basis of their gross annual income and registration fees cannot be paid or reimbursed by an employer.
A cancellation fee of $50 (plus GST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 8, 2023.
Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.
IPIC is pleased to offer the option of participating in the plenary sessions via Livestream. Participants will have the opportunity to watch the live plenary sessions
and ask questions in real time.
The following plenaries will be available for livestreaming:
■ Keynote Speaker – The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, C.C., KC
■ Debate: Be it Resolved that Trade Secrets are More Powerful than Copyright or Patents in Protecting Digital Technology
■ What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Practitioner – Views from the Bench
■ CIPO Update
■ College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Update: Continuing to Build the Regulator
■ Breaking Down the Year’s Most Important IP Court Decisions
■ The Impact of UNDRIP on Canada’s Intellectual Property Law
Livestream participation is eligible for Substantive and/or Professionalism/Ethics Hours where applicable.
Member – before September 8, 2023: $399
Member – after September 8, 2023: $499
Non Member – before September 8, 2023: $659
Non Member – after September 8, 2023: $759
Room reservations must be made by September 18, 2023, in order to receive the negotiated room rate.
Guestroom rates and availability after this date will be offered on a space and rate availability basis. However, reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to September 18, 2023.
IPIC Group Rate: Standard King Room (single/double occupancy): $180/night plus applicable taxes.
To book your accommodations online click here. Accommodations can also be booked by calling Marriott Reservations at 1-800-268-1133.
Please identify yourself as being part of IPIC2023 or group code INI to receive the group rate.