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IP Issues for Life Sciences, Engineering and High Tech Inventions

February 9, 2017
Toronto, ON

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at MaRS Discovery District Bereskin & Parr professionals discussed current IP issues in the life science, engineering and technology fields. Sessions were offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch.


8:30am  -  9:00am  -  Registration and continental breakfast

IP Issues for Life Sciences Inventions

Moderated by Micheline Gravelle

9:00am  -  9:05am 
Welcome and Opening Remarks with Micheline Gravelle

9:05am  -  9:45am 
Subject Matter Eligibility in the Life Sciences with Melanie Szweras

9:45am  -  10:30am 
Patent Protection for Immunotherapies with Laurence MacPhie

10:30am  -  10:45am  - Coffee break

10:45am  -  11:30am 
Requirements for Utility, Support and Promise (Canada) with Mike Fenwick

11:30am  -  12:00pm 
Ownership issues  with Ainslie Parsons

12:00pm  -  1:00pm  - Lunch and afternoon registration

IP Issues for Engineering and High Tech Inventions

Moderated by Isi Caulder

1:00pm  -  1:05pm 
Welcome Remarks with Isi Caulder

1:05pm  -  1:45pm 
IP Strategy for Technology Startups with Isi Caulder

1:45pm  -  2:30pm 
Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the IoT and Blockchain Era with Paul Horbal

2:30pm  -  2:45pm  - Coffee break

2:45pm  -  3:30pm
Cross-border differences in Canadian and US Patent Law with James Raakman

3:30pm  -  4:00pm 
IP Ownership in the Age of Collaboration and Open Source Software with Victor Krichker


MaRS Discovery District
Function Space CR3
101 College St, Toronto,
ON M5G 1L7