Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Effective Strategies for IP Commercialization and Success

Monday, February 11, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Helliwell Centre, Room 1014

 

 

IP Osgoode and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) are pleased to co-host the ‘Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Effective Strategies for IP Commercialization and Success’ symposium.

Featuring an afternoon of mentorship breakout sessions and networking opportunities with women entrepreneurs, experts and mentors.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn more about intellectual property (IP) law, best practices for starting a business, and how an IP strategy can contribute to business success!

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Space is limited so please register early!

 

AGENDA

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM:

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Prof. Pina D’Agostino, Founder & Director IP Osgoode and Innovation Clinic
Darlene Carreau, Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Director General, Patent Branch, CIPO

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Keynote

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

IP & Commercialization Panel – Protecting and Leveraging Your Most Valuable Assets: You and Your Ideas

This panel will focus on the importance of having an IP strategy, best practices for some of the main areas of IP. In particular, the panel will focus on key issues to identify and act on as well as the realities of starting a business (such as work-life balance, burn out, funding, etc.). Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to prominent women from the entrepreneurial community discuss their experiences and tips for success (and survival). Panelists will include women who have gone through the patenting process as well as inventors and entrepreneurs who maximize IP to drive business growth.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Networking Lunch

12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout Mentorship Sessions

Attendees will break into 4 groups consisting of a mentor and a small group of participants. This will be an interactive networking opportunity for the participants to ask questions and receive some mentorship. Each group of attendees will circulate amongst the mentor tables, speed-dating style.

Mentorship Breakout Themes:

  1. IP Identification and Protection
  2. IP Commercialization and Strategies
  3. IP and Financing
  4. Growing and Scaling (featuring members of the Council of Canadian Innovators)

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Wrap Up and Final Words

Prof. Pina D’Agostino, Founder & Director, IP Osgoode and Innovation Clinic
Darlene Carreau, Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Director General, Patent Branch, CIPO