Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 4:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Canada: Future Series: The Future of IP in Canada –The Northern Innovation Wave in America

Join us for this webinar with Smart & Biggar to understand the outlook for in IP in Canada including emerging opportunities for innovators and brand owners.

The Canadian IP market is changing, and technology is rapidly evolving across industries.  Hear from the IP experts at Smart & Biggar about the current and future state of IP in Canada and learn what in-house counsel need to know to support company growth objectives and innovation, while managing downside risk, now and in the future.

Topics covered will include:

High-tech IP – trends for computer-related inventions, AI, blockchain:

  • General issues / opportunities in patents.
  • IP Strategy / Portfolio Management / IPDD considerations.
  • M&A market / IP impact on innovators and investors.

Life Sciences IP – the long game for biopharma innovators in Canada:

  • Government regulations for drugs and health products, and industry predictions.
  • Bringing pharma products to market / intersections of IP and regulatory laws: where are we now and where are we going.

Trademarks and Brand Protection – protecting your rights in Canada, and internationally: 

  • Navigating important changes to Canada's trademark laws.
  • Developments and strategies for securing international protection.
  • Protecting your brand against online infringement.
Daphne Lainson

Daphne Lainson is a partner at Smart & Biggar's Ottawa office and chair of the firm. With more than two decades of experience in law and patent agency and an advanced degree in chemistry, she has been entrusted with protecting inventions across the spectrum of chemical innovation. Daphne enthusiastically champions and effectively safeguards intellectual property rights relating to new drugs, biologics, medical devices, consumer products, agrochemicals, specialty chemicals, industrial chemical processes, oil, gas and petrochemicals. Within Smart & Biggar, she plays a key role as a practice leader of the firm's life sciences practice and in client relations management, particularly in key industrial markets, such as the U.S., Japan and Germany.

Matthew Zischka

Matthew Zischka is Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar and based in the firm's Toronto.  Matthew leverages 20 years of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation support experience with deep industry knowledge to successfully commercialize and protect intellectual property. Harnessing his experience and technical expertise Matt also lead's the patent and industrial design group in the Toronto office. As a lawyer, engineer and patent agent, he has specialized expertise advising public and private companies in the electrical, software, electronics, cloud, mobile, mechanical, and medical device fields, and in emerging technologies such as AI, cryptography and Fintech.

Mark Evans

Mark Evans is the Managing Partner of Smart & Biggar in Toronto, and a leader in the Trademarks practice.  Mark has more than 35 years of experience in trademark matters and has been chosen by Managing Intellectual Property as Canada's Trademark Practitioner of the Year, and is the only Canadian lawyer selected by the World Trademark 1000 to their Gold Tier in both trademark prosecution/strategy and enforcement/litigation. A seasoned trademark lawyer and highly respected litigator, Mark has significant experience as counsel to many of the world's leading brands.

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