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.
IPIC2022 will be held in person in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia from September 28 – 30, 2022 at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Whistler! As IPIC’s first in-person conference in nearly three years, the Conference Committee and IPIC team are working hard to ensure this will be a memorable one indeed. For those unable to attend in person, we are pleased to confirm the sessions will be available by livestream as well.
The health and safety of our members, staff, volunteers, and speakers are of the utmost importance to IPIC. As such, all necessary precautions and safety protocols will be followed. We hope you will be able to join us and be part of what is sure to be an incredible in-person 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): 7||
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3**
|Law Society of British Columbia||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7||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): 7||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Law Society of Manitoba||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
|Barreau du Québec||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 10||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): 8||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5|
|California State Bar||SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7||PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3|
*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, September 30, 2022.
**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 email@example.com.
Fees include day-time meals and social events. GST & QST not included.
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.
IPIC also offers a special discount of $100 to IPIC members participating by livestream for the above categories.
Please contact IPIC at firstname.lastname@example.org for coupon code.
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 August 26, 2022.
Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.
The health and safety of IPIC’s members, staff, volunteers, and speakers are of the utmost importance. As such, IPIC will follow federal and provincial government regulations which are in place regarding COVID-19 at the time of the conference.
IPIC is pleased to offer the opportunity to participate via Livestream. Participants will have the option of viewing presentations live as they take place and ask questions in real time or view the recordings conveniently at a later date.
All sessions will be available by livestream except Friday’s IP Roundtables.
Livestream participation, whether viewed live or at a later time by recording, is eligible for Substantive and/or Professionalism/Ethics Hours where applicable.
Member before & including August 26, 2022: $799
Member after August 26, 2022: $899
Non Member before & including August 26, 2022: $1,199
Non Member after August 26, 2022: $1,299
The IPIC preferred rate and room block at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler is now sold out.
Delegates can inquire about the Fairmont’s current public rate by calling 1-800-441-1414, or for alternate nearby hotel options please consider the following options:
Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
604-905-2999 | Toll-Free (within Canada): 1-833-437-7747
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
604 966 5500 | Toll-Free (within Canada): 1-833-437-7747
Please book your shuttle service to and from Whistler in advance of your arrival. Tourism Whistler offers a number of shuttle options and costs.
Please visit https://www.whistler.com/delegates/ipic/ to book your transportation.
Tourism Whistler also offers various activities and tours.
Please visit https://www.whistler.com/delegates/ipic/ to explore and book your activities.