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IP Update: Subject Matter, Strategy and More

February 27, 2020
Toronto, ON

Join Bereskin & Parr on Thursday, February 27, as we discuss hot topics in IP including CRISPR, Cannabis, AI as well as trade secrets and patent strategies! Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Please feel free to join us for any or all of the sessions by contacting 

Location: MaRS Discovery District


8:30 a.m.    |    Registration and Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION - Moderated by Micheline Gravelle

9:00 a.m.    |    Life Sciences Update - Patenting Life Science Inventions and Extending Patent Terms
 Melanie Szweras

9:40 a.m.    |    CRISPR IP – Battles and Other Patent Tribulations 
 Carmela De Luca

10:20 a.m.    |    Coffee Break

10:35 a.m.    |    Cannabis Update: Patenting and Regulatory Requirements for Edibles 
 Laurence MacPhie and Amanda Branch

11:20 a.m.    |    Trade Secrets from Biotech to High Tech 
 Noel Courage

12:00 p.m.    |    One Hour Networking Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION - Moderated by Bhupinder Randhawa 

1:00 p.m.    |    Managing IP Risks 
 Cameron Gale

1:40 p.m.    |    Designing and Implementing a Cohesive IP Strategy
 Victor Krichker

2:20 p.m.    |    Coffee Break

2:40 p.m.    |    Artificial Intelligence IP Update 
 Joanna Ma

3:20 p.m.    |    Leveraging & Enforcing IP 
 Bhupinder Randhawa

4:00 p.m.    |    Closing Remarks