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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 Annual Conference also offers unmatched opportunities for networking, gaining insight into industry issues, sharing knowledge, and exploring emerging trends and challenges.

IPIC2024 promises to deliver an excellent educational program and experience in St. John’s, Newfoundland, a city of natural beauty, cultural richness, and maritime charm that makes it a truly special place to visit and explore.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS
(September 25)

Again this year, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an optional workshopTermination and Renewal Rights in License Agreements or Preparing Your Expert Witness for Cross-Examination – on Wednesday afternoon. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee applicable.

“RALLY IN THE ALLEY” IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION
(September 26)

The Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF) will host its second annual networking event – an evening of fun St. John’s style! Kick off the evening with a traditional fish and chips dinner and then embark on a lively “Rally in the Alley” adventure along the infamous George Street. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee applicable – proceeds to go to the PTIEF.

LIVESTREAM OPTION (Plenary Sessions)

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!

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Add to My Calendar 2024-09-25 13:00:00 2024-09-27 23:59:00 NDT/Newfoundland IPIC2024 – September 25 - 27, 2024 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. IPIC2024 will be held St. John’s, Newfoundland from September 25 – 27, 2024. St. John's, Newfoundland Intellectual Property Institute of Canada education@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

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
07:00-08:15   BREAKFAST
08:30-08:40   OPENING REMARKS
08:40-09:40   KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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
18:45-23:00   “RALLY IN THE ALLEY” IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION
     
     
07:00-15:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:15   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
18:30-23:00   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): 12.5

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3
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): 15 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 12.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours

**The professionalism/ethics hours include up to 2 EDI hours where applicable.

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 AUGUST 23, 2024
$1,799
AFTER AUGUST 23, 2024
$1,999

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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AUGUST 23, 2024
$2,629
AFTER AUGUST 23, 2024
$2,829

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EMERITUS / HONORARY

BEFORE AUGUST 23, 2024
$699
AFTER AUGUST 23, 2024
$699

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FULL-TIME ACADEMIC

$899

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IN-HOUSE CORPORATE – 1ST IPIC CONFERENCE

$799

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STUDENT

(PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRED)
$699

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CERTIFIED CANADIAN PATENT / TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATOR

$699

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LIVESTREAM – MEMBER

BEFORE AUGUST 23, 2024
$399
AFTER AUGUST 23, 2024
$499

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LIVESTREAM – NON MEMBER

BEFORE AUGUST 23, 2024
$659
AFTER AUGUST 23, 2024
$759

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Fees include day-time meals, Welcome Reception and Gala. HST not included.

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

Participate in an optional workshop on Wednesday afternoon Termination and Renewal Rights in License Agreements or Preparing Your Expert Witness for Cross-Examination.
Additional fee applicable: IPIC Member: $99 plus HST | Non Member: $199 plus HST
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for an Optional Workshop

“RALLY IN THE ALLEY” IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION

Support the IPIC Foundation and participate in an evening of fun St. John’s style, Thursday evening, September 26.
Additional fee of $125 plus HST is applicable (proceeds to go to the Foundation)
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for the “Rally in the Alley”

SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES

IPIC offers a special discount of $500 to IPIC members attending in person for the following categories.
D
iscounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.

In-house Corporate – Coupon Code: CORPORATE
**
For IPIC members and non members

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

Financial aid may be available to attend the conference.
Applicants will be considered on the basis of gross annual income and registration fees cannot be paid or reimbursed by an employer.
Inquiries: education@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of $50 (plus HST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before August 23, 2024.

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

LIVESTREAM

Unable to attend in person? Register for IPIC’s Livestream Option and don’t miss out on the
incredible lineup of plenary sessions and speakers!

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 – Harshita Bhatnagar – Microsoft Canada Inc.
■   Inside the IP Chambers – A Federal Court Fireside Chat
■   Injunctions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
■   CIPO Update
■   College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Update: Update on New Initiatives
■  
From Courtroom to Practice: Analyzing Top IP Cases of the Year
■  Understanding Neurodiversity

CPD/CLE

Livestream participation is eligible for Substantive and/or Professionalism/Ethics Hours where applicable.

Livestream Registration Fees

Member – before August 23, 2024: $399
Member – after August 23, 2024: $499

Non Member – before August 23, 2024: $659
Non Member – after August 23, 2024: $759

Click Here to Register for Livestream Option

ACCOMMODATIONS

Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre
120 New Gower Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Room reservations must be made by September 3, 2024, 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.
Reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to September 3, 2024.

IPIC Rates
(Limited number of rooms in each category)

Delta Room Double (single/double occupancy): $194/night plus applicable taxes

Delta Room King (single/double occupancy): $194/night plus applicable taxes

Premier Room King (single/double occupancy): $214/night plus applicable taxes

Deluxe Room King (single/double occupancy): $224/night plus applicable taxes

Signature Club (single/double occupancy): $264/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 IPIC2024 or group code IPI to receive the group rate. 

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Interested in becoming an IPIC2024 Sponsor? Please contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

IPIC2024 Sponsorship Brochure

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