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

IPIC2023 promises to deliver an excellent educational program and experience in Winnipeg where Canadian IP professionals will once again have the opportunity to network face to face.

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NEW THIS YEAR

Attendees have the opportunity to participate in optional workshops Cross-examination Skills or IP Licensing – on Wednesday afternoon, October 11. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee is applicable.

Trivia Night in Support of the IPIC Foundation: The Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF)a registered charity with an objective to promote diversity and inclusion by helping remove barriers to access and offer financial support to deserving individuals from under-represented groups that wish to pursue educational opportunities in the field of IP – will hold its first ever networking event. Join the Foundation for trivia and games on Thursday evening, October 12. Register early as seating is limited. Additional fee is applicable – proceeds to go to the PTIEF.

LIVESTREAM OPTION (Plenary Sessions Only)

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 2023-10-11 13:00:00 2023-10-13 23:59:00 America/Toronto IPIC2023 – October 11 - 13, 2023 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. IPIC2023 will be held Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 11 – 13, 2023. Winnipeg, Manitoba 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): 11.5

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
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): 13.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4.5
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 11.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours

**The professionalism/ethics hours include up to 1 EDI hour 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 SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$1,799

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$1,999
REGISTER NOW >

NON MEMBER

BEFORE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$2,629

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$2,829
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EMERITUS / HONORARY

BEFORE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$699

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
$699
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FULL-TIME ACADEMIC

$899

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IN-HOUSE CORPORATE – 1ST IPIC CONFERENCE

(APPLICABLE TO IPIC MEMBERS ONLY)

$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 SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

$399

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

$499
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LIVESTREAM – NON MEMBER

BEFORE SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

$659

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

$759
REGISTER NOW >

Fees include day-time meals and social events. GST not included.

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS – OPTIONAL

Participate in an optional workshop – Cross-examination Skills or IP Licensing – on Wednesday afternoon, October 11.
Additional fee is applicable:
IPIC Member: $75 plus GST | Non Member: $100 plus GST
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for Wednesday Workshop

TRIVIA NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THE IPIC FOUNDATION

Join the Foundation for trivia and games on Thursday evening, October 12.
Additional fee of $65 is applicable (proceeds to go to the Foundation).
Pre-registration is required | Limited seating
Click Here to Register for Trivia Night

 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.

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: education@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of $50 (plus GST) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 8, 2023.

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 – The Honourable Marshall Rothstein, C.C., KC
■   Debate: Be it Resolved that Trade Secrets are More Powerful than Copyright or Patents in Protecting Digital Technology
■   What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Practitioner – Views from the Bench
■   CIPO Update
■   College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Update: Continuing to Build the Regulator
■   Breaking Down the Year’s Most Important IP Court Decisions
■   The Impact of UNDRIP on Canada’s Intellectual Property Law

CPD/CLE

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

Livestream Registration Fees

Member – before September 8, 2023: $399
Member – after September 8, 2023: $499

Non Member – before September 8, 2023: $659
Non Member – after September 8, 2023: $759

Click Here to Register for Livestream Option

ACCOMMODATIONS

Delta Hotels Winnipeg
350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Room reservations must be made by September 18, 2023, 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. However, reservations should be made as soon as possible as the IPIC room block may sell out prior to September 18, 2023.

IPIC Group Rate: Standard King Room (single/double occupancy): $180/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 IPIC2023 or group code INI to receive the group rate. 

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BECOME A SPONSOR

Interested in becoming an IPIC2023 Sponsor? Please contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

View the IPIC2023 Sponsor Brochure >

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