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Wednesday November 21

Grow your Assets – Intellectual Property for the Cannabis Industry:
Are you protected

The lineup of speakers includes:

Gina Lupino, US Patent Attorney of Lupino Law and Karen Binder, Registered Trademark Agent at Gowling WLG, will discuss the mechanics of protecting brand names in the US, Canada, and around with world with trademark prosecution under the Madrid Protocol.

Jennifer Marles, Intellectual Property Lawyer at Oyen Wiggs Green and Mutala LLP, will give an introduction to Intellectual Property and explain the broad area of utility patent coverage, including patent claims, filing processes, navigating prior art, and the range of inventions for which patents are applicable.

Mark Pidkowich, Barrister & Solicitor, Partner at Smart and Biggar, will speak on the subject of obtaining patent protection in the U.S., Canada, and around the world for Cannabis plants, particular strains of Cannabis, plant by-products, and the breeders rights associated therewith, featuring numerous examples of recently issued patents and patent claims.

Pablo Tseng, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Associate at McMillan LLP, will address the area of medical marijuana innovations including trends in patent coverage for Canada, and the growth potential of new markets opening up for medical products in other jurisdictions around the world.

Matthew Leaper, U.S. Patent Attorney, Associate at Smart and Biggar, will provide guidance on protecting software and software-implemented innovations for the Cannabis industry in the U.S., Canada, and around the world; and share strategic insights for utilizing those rights to create business value for founders, investors, and potential acquirers.

David Wood, Senior Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais, addresses implementation of IP strategies in the Canadian Cannabis Environment

There will be a Q&A panel discussion at the end of the meeting with the speakers as well as veterans in the Cannabis industry. Join us afterwards for cheer and networking at the bar!

Seminar attendance fee is $249.99 plus GST or $149.99 for University or articling law students.