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November 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM MST

Overview (Program Summary)

Join ACC Alberta and Smart & Biggar, for IP Masterclass for In-house Counsel: Strategies for In-house to Manage IP Risk and Opportunity

Smart & Biggar's expert panel of IP lawyers will provide an update on Canadian law and practice and discuss best practices for in-house counsel to proactively manage intellectual property (IP) risks.

Through the authoritative lens of expert IP practitioners, participants will develop a clear understanding of how to identify, analyze and respond to risk factors and market opportunities related to IP in their organizations.

Patents: proactively identifying and mitigating patent portfolio risks in a competitive business context 

Trademarks: Managing your trademark risk from day one: how to clear, select and protect your brand name and value

Enforcement & Litigation: Defensive strategies companies should adopt to avoid litigation and the use of summary judgment proceedings to shorten Federal Court actions


Evan Nuttall, Partner Smart & Biggar

Laura Easton, Senior Associate, Smart & Biggar

Jonas Gifford, Partner, Patent & Trademark Agent, Smart & Biggar

Kwan T. Loh, Trademark Agent, Smart & Biggar

Interest Area(s): Intellectual Property

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