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How to Manage and Protect Your Startup’s Intellectual Property (IP)

January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Date: Monday, January 29th, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Xerox Research Centre of Canada (Pake Auditorium)
Address: 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga ON

As a tech entrepreneur, it’s important to have “clean” ownership of the intellectual property (IP) related to your business. Often, the success of your company will be critically dependent on the IP protection in place to differentiate yourself in the market. This seminar brings together expert speakers to help you think about branding, trademarks and patents as a part of your IP strategy, and align it with your business strategy and goals. This will ultimately help you in successfully establishing your startup and maximizing its sales and growth potential in the eyes of investors.


Stephen Beney, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Stephen Beney is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Medical Devices practice group.

Stephen works with clients to assess IP needs, and has helped to secure patents for a diverse array of clients, including start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, major multinational companies and university researchers. Stephen has been proven valuable to his clients in securing their patent rights in diverse technologies, including: automotive; medical devices and imaging systems; electronic devices; communication systems; video and signal processing systems; mass spectrometry; solar power devices and systems; fuel cell technology; internet systems; business methods; and clean tech devices and systems. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions.

In October of 2014, Stephen was appointed to the Executive Council of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). In addition to Council, Stephen is a member of the Institute’s Patent Legislation, Self-Governance and Information Technology committees. Stephen also served as a member of the Patent Agents Examining Board.

Due to his extensive experience, Stephen was selected by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office as one of a handful of professionals across Canada to participate in the government’s Modernizing the IP Community Initiative.

Stephen has authored and co-authored many articles on patent law. Stephen has also spoken on patent law at seminars and conferences in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Stephen has contributed extensively to patent education in Canada. He has been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC-McGill University Patent Course for several years, and is a past Director of that course. Stephen has also been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC Patent Agent Training Course, both the Drafting & Prosecution Module and the Infringement & Validity Module.

For more information, please contact:

Arushi Sachdev
Communications and Marketing Officer, RIC Centre
T: 289-373-3050 x 201

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January 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


RIC Centre (co-located with Xerox Research Centre of Canada)
2660 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1 Canada
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