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CIPO at the Empowering Women Entrepreneurs symposium

It was an enormous pleasure for me to participate in IP Osgoode’s “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Effective Strategies for IP Commercialization and Success” symposium on February 11. I’d like to thank all the volunteers, organizers, participants, fellow panelists and guests who made this experience so memorable for me and many others.…

The Future Is Female: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Symposium at Osgoode Hall Law School

Canadian women are in a strong position to excel in the business world, but something is still holding them back. In 2013, 47% of small to medium-sized enterprises in Canada were entirely or partly owned by women, and those businesses that are majority owned by women experience more growth and…

The Dark Side of Wearable Technology

In an earlier post, I discussed how wearables are becoming prominent in modern life, with Toronto being a notable hotspot for technology development and related interest. From a legal perspective, there are two main concerns with wearable technology: privacy and product liability. This instalment in the Toronto Wearables Series will…

Reversing the Clock: Climate Engineering and IP Rights

Managing intellectual property (IP) rights related to climate-protecting technologies has never been as important as it is today. In late 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning that the humans now have 12 years to limit climate change before an irreversible environmental…

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March 21, 2019
Bracing for Impact: The AI Challenge – A Road Map for AI Governance in Canada (Part II: Data, Policy & Innovation) 
Visit the event website for more information.

March 25, 2019
The Fallacy of Constitutional Intellectual Property
IP Osgoode speaks series featuring Prof. Lior Zemer, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at the Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Israel.  Click here for more information.

March 29, 2019
Women who Roar
An in-person seminar/webinar on being heard and honing your presentation skills.  Hosted by the Women’s IP Network Group of IPIC.  Visit event website for more information.

April 24, 2019
Trailblazers: An Evening to Celebrate Women in IP and STEM
Hosted by the Women’s IP Network Group of IPIC.  Visit event website for more information.

May 13-14, 2019
Discovery 2019
Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference.  Visit the conference website for more information.

Picks of the week

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office releases new report on trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors.

CBA Law Student Essay Contest – IP. Note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to March 28, 2019. Through the contest, the Section seeks to promote and reward interest in Intellectual Property  topics in Canadian law schools, and to promote participation by Canadian law students in the CBA IP Section activities. Click here for more details.

The WIPO “Technology Trends” series tracks the development of technologies through the analysis of data on innovation activities. The findings are complemented with industry perspectives, making them of particular interest to business leaders, researchers and policymakers. The first report in the series looks at trends in artificial intelligence.