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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.

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!  

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Add to My Calendar 2022-09-28 16:00:00 2022-09-30 16:00:00 America/Toronto IPIC2022 – September 28 - 30, 2022 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! 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! Whistler, British Columbia Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
13:00-19:30   REGISTRATION
14:00-17:30   OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Drafting Patent and Trademark License Grant Clauses
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP | Cross-examination Skills
17:30-19:30   WELCOME RECEPTION
     
     
07:00-17:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:00   BREAKFAST
08:15-08:40   OPENING REMARKS
08:40-09:40   KEYNOTE SPEAKER | The Honourable Marshall Rothstein C.C., KC
10:40-11:00   NETWORKING BREAK
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
     
     
07:00-15:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:30   BREAKFAST
08:30-09:00   PLENARY | CIPO Update
09:00-10:00   PLENARY | College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents: Continuing to Build the Regulator
10:00-10:15   NETWORKING BREAK
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
18:30-22:30   GALA
22:30   DESSERT RECEPTION
     

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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): 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 karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 26, 2022
$1,699

AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022
$1,899
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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 26, 2022
$2,099

AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022
$2,299
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EMERITUS/HONORARY

BEFORE AND INCLUDING AUGUST 26, 2022
$599

AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022
$599
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FULL-TIME ACADEMIC

$699

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IN-HOUSE CORPORATE – 1ST IPIC CONFERENCE

(APPLICABLE TO IPIC MEMBERS ONLY)

$699
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STUDENT

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

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CERTIFIED CANADIAN PATENT/TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATOR

$599

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LIVESTREAM – MEMBER

BEFORE AND AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022:

$799

AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022:

$899
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LIVESTREAM – NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022:

$1,199

AFTER AUGUST 26, 2022:

$1,299
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Fees include day-time meals and social events. GST & QST not included.

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

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 admin@ipic.ca for coupon code.

FINANCIAL AID

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.

Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

COVID-19 HEATH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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.

LIVESTREAM

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

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.

CPD/CLE

Livestream participation, whether viewed live or at a later time by recording, is eligible for Substantive and/or Professionalism/Ethics Hours where applicable.

Registration Fees

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

Click here to register.

ACCOMMODATIONS & SHUTTLE SERVICE

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
604-905-3987

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
604-932-1982

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

SHUTTLE SERVICE & ACTIVITIES

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.

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Become a Sponsor

Interesting in becoming an IPIC2022 Sponsor? Please contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

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