On connaît tous l’Institut de propriété intellectuelle du Canada.  C’est probablement le regroupement le plus complet des membres pratiquants de la communauté PI au Canada, un véritable « who’s who » des professionnels de PI canadiens.

Nous avons l’honneur d’accueillir des membres de l’exécutif, ainsi que la nouvelle directrice générale Deborah Sall, qui viendront raconter les bonnes nouvelles.  C’est ouvert à tous, venez en grand nombre!

Les détails :

Recent and Upcoming Changes in the Canadian IP Landscape

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

12:00 – 13:30

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP 1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500, Montréal

$20 per person, lunch will be served.

The implementation of IP treaties, trade agreements, and other initiatives by government are bringing an unprecedented number of changes of the Canadian intellectual property system in trademarks, patents, copyright and industrial designs. Join David Schwartz, President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Peter Wilcox, IPIC Vice-President, Louis-Pierre Gravelle, IPIC Councillor and Deborah Sall, IPIC’s new Executive Director, as they provide an overview of the known and potential changes to the IP framework.

David Schwartz, President

David Schwartz, lawyer, patent and trademark agent, is a partner in Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh’s Ottawa office. Since 1994, David has practiced exclusively in the IP field with a focus on patent law, particularly in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. As President, this is David’s sixth year on Council. He has previously been Chair of the Biotechnology Patents Committee.

Peter Wilcox, Vice-President

Peter Wilcox, lawyer, patent and trademark agent, is a partner at Belmore Neidrauer LLP. He is an experienced trial lawyer, with a focus on IP litigation. His practice covers patent, trademark and copyright litigation, including applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and trademark oppositions. He has appeared in the Federal and Ontario trial and appeal courts as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He was the inaugural chair of the IPIC Intervention Committee and is a past chair of the Litigation Committee.

Louis-Pierre Gravelle, Councillor

Louis-Pierre Gravelle, lawyer and patent agent, is a partner in Robic, LLP, and practices out of the firm’s Montréal office. He has been with Robic all of his professional life, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of telecommunications, software, hardware, consumer products and medical devices, and counsels clients in establishing and managing their IP portfolios. He is a past chair of Joint Liaison Committee – Patents and past vice-chair of the Forums & Seminars Committee.

Deborah Sall, Executive Director

Deborah is a Canadian lawyer licensed in Ontario and England who brings a valuable mix of experience, having worked in Canada and Europe, in private practice, corporations, and with regulators. She worked on government affairs for T-Mobile UK and on IP/competition regulation with the European Commission when employed by the UK competition regulator. She has served as trademark counsel for RBC in Canada.

Please RSVP and provide food allergies to Chloé Latendresse (chloe.latendresse@nortonrosefulbright.com) by June 8, 2015.

Please make cheque payable to Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, in trust and mail to:

Chloé Latendresse

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

1 Place Ville Marie Suite 2500

Montréal QC  H3B 1R1

Register early as seating is limited.