Grow Your Assets – Intellectual Property for the Cannabis Industry: Are you Ready?

From recreational products to medical applications, the Cannabis industry is becoming a broad and thriving industry with tremendous potential for growth. Staying competitive will require innovation, and the innovations of every serious Cannabis entrepreneur can and should be protected to maximize their competitive advantage.

Obtaining meaningful intellectual property protection requires an understanding of the range of available intellectual property rights, and strategic insight on how to use those rights effectively. There is no better time to get started.

To help you begin, Ron Simmer of PATEX Research and Consulting LTD offers a one day seminar covering the range of intellectual property strategies for innovators and investors in the Cannabis industry. Select lawyers from Smart and Biggar, McMillan LLP, Oyen Wiggs GM LLP, Gowling WLG and Lupino Law will present aspects of patents, trademarks, domain names, plant breeders’ rights, copyright and trade secret as applied to marijuana products and services, from software to edibles.

Mark your calendar on Thursday February 21, 2019 for this important learning experience in Richmond. Lunch, continental breakfast, and coffee are included. There will be a Q&A panel discussion at the end of the meeting with the speakers as well as veterans in the Cannabis industry. Join us afterwards for cheer and networking at the bar!

The current lineup of speakers includes:

Gina Lupino – U.S. Patent Attorney of Lupino Law, and Karen Binder – Registered Trademark Agent at Gowling WLG, will discuss the mechanics of protecting brand names in the US, Canada, and around with world.

Jennifer Marles – Intellectual Property Lawyer, Oyen Wiggs Green and Mutala LLP, will give an introduction to Intellectual Property and explain the broad area of utility patent coverage, including patent claims, filing processes, navigating prior art, and the range of inventions for which patents are applicable.

Mark Pidkowich – Barrister & Solicitor, Partner at Smart and Biggar, will speak on the subject of obtaining patent protection in the U.S., Canada, and around the world for Cannabis plants, particular strains of Cannabis, plant by-products, and the breeders rights associated therewith, featuring numerous examples of recently issued patents and patent claims.

Pablo Tseng – Intellectual Property Lawyer, Associate at McMillan LLP, will address the area of medical marijuana innovations including trends in patent coverage for Canada, and the growth potential of new markets opening up for medical products in other jurisdictions around the world.

Mathew Leaper – U.S. Patent Attorney, Associate at Smart and Biggar, will provide guidance on protecting software and software-implemented innovations for the Cannabis industry in the U.S., Canada, and around the world; and share strategic insights for utilizing those rights to create business value for founders, investors, and potential acquirers.

David Wood – Senior Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais, addresses implementation of IP strategies in the Canadian Cannabis Environment

There will be a Q&A panel discussion at the end of the meeting with the speakers as well as veterans in the Cannabis industry. Join us afterwards for cheer and networking at the bar!

Plenty of free parking, hosted at the Greenacres Golf Course Clubhouse, 5040 No 6 Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 1T1

Seminar attendance $249.99 plus GST or $149.99 for University or articling law students.

For more details click here and follow the link to the Eventbrite event page to sign up.

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