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!
|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|
|10:00-11:00||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): 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 email@example.com.
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