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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 16:30:00 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

     
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): 5

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): Pending PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: Pending
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
Barreau du Québec SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6.5 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): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 1.5

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours 
**Includes up to 0.75 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 AUGUST 21, 2020
$799

AFTER AUGUST 21, 2020
$899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 21, 2020
$1,199

AFTER AUGUST 21, 2020
$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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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 1, 2020.

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

SPONSORS

Virtual Platform Sponsor

Session Sponsors

Virtual Exhibiting Sponsor

Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR

Interesting in becoming an IPIC2020 sponsor? Contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

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