2010 Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization of Intellectual Property

IP Osgoode and the Hennick Centre for Business and Law are presenting a unique half-day conference on February 11, 2010.  It will feature experts who will discuss obstacles and opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators who wish to commercialize their intellectual property.  

The keynote speaker will be Loudon Owen, Co-founder of McLean Watson Capital and Chairman of i4i, Inc.  Loudon will be speaking on the “i4i patent litigation story”.  His company was recently awarded a $290 million verdict and an injunction against Microsoft.

Other speakers include:

  • Professor David Johnston (Schulich School of Business, York University)
  • Professor Moren Lévesque (Schulich School of Business, York University)
  • Dr. Corrinne Lobe (Partner, Innovate LLP)
  • Professor Sean O’Connor (University of Washington School of Law)
  • Professor Eileen Fischer (Schulich School of Business, York University)
  • Marc Castel (Director of Commercialization, Waterloo Region, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research)
  • Stan Shapson (Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University)

The conference is co-chaired by Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino (Director of IP Osgoode), Professor Poonam Puri (Co-Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law), and Professor Ed Waitzer (Director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law).

Please join us for multi-disciplinary perspectives from those engaged in business, law, technology and science.

For more information and to RSVP for this event, please visit: http://www.iposgoode.ca/entrepreneurship-innovation-ip/ or http://www.hennickcentre.ca

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  1. Since 2000 we have passed a number of laws and regulations that are killing innovation in the US. The incredible innovation of the 90s was based on technology start-up companies built on intellectual capital, financial capital, and human capital. All three of the pillars have been under attack since 2000. Our patent laws have been weakened reducing the value of intellectual capital. Sarbanes Oxley has made it impossible to go public reducing financial capital for start-ups and the FASB rules on stock options have made it harder to attract human capital to start-ups. The Decline and Fall of the American Entrepreneur: How Little Known Laws and Regulations are Killing Innovation http://www.amazon.com/Decline-Fall-American-Entrepreneur-Regulations/dp/1439261369/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262124667&sr=8-1, explains these problems in more detail.

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