CBA Intellectual Property Online Symposium 

Jun. 2-9, 2022
Online

CBA Intellectual Property 2022 Online Symposium

CBA Intellectual Property Online Symposium 2022

Presented by the CBA Intellectual Property Section
June 2 & 9, 2022

Registration Fees

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM SPONSOR
WeirFoulds LLP

The CBA Intellectual Property Online Symposium is back! This program is the premier networking, educational and social online program for intellectual property lawyers across Canada. 

Town hall meetings: Gain access to the town halls with the purchase of PD webinar(s). Access details will be provided to all registrants approximately 1-2 business days prior to the program dates. Judges and prothonotaries may participate in any town hall (no purchase required) by emailing CBAI_P@cba.org to be added on the guest list.


Thursday June 2, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

TIME EVENT
12:00 pm–1:30 pm 
CIPO Town Hall +

The 4th annual forum, hosted by CBA and CIPO, allows members of CIPO and bar to engage in an open discussion in a “town hall” format.

The 2022 CIPO Townhall will include representatives from CIPO’s Patent Branch, Trademark and Industrial Design Branch, Trademark Opposition Board, Patent Appeal Board and Corporate Strategies and Services Branch. The CIPO speakers will discuss the new 5 year Business Strategy, ongoing initiatives in the different areas, and current service with a panel discussion on current service improvements in intellectual property practice from the CIPO perspective.

This session is not sponsored. The session will be recorded. A registration link will be sent via the access email.

Speakers:
Konstantinos Georgaras, CEO, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Christine Piché, Director General, Corporate Strategies and Services Branch
Nathalie Tremblay Chair, Patent Appeal Board
Martin Beliveau, Chair, Trademarks Opposition Board
Virginie Ethier, Director General and Assistant Commissioner of Patents, Patent Branch
Scott Vasudev, Director, Patent Policy and International Affairs, Patent Branch
Jeff Orser, Senior Director, Patent Services and Standards, Patent Branch
Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch
Iyana Goyette, Deputy Director, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch

Moderator: Charlotte McDonald, Partner, Gowling

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm–3:30 pm

PD Webinar: Leveling the Playing Field (Diversity & Inclusion Seminar) 
Keynote sponsored by 

Registrants will receive an on-demand recording following this webcast.

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Break
Break Sponsored by
Osgoode Hall Law School

4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Copyright Board Town Hall +

Registrants will receive an on-demand recording following this webcast.

The 3rd annual forum, hosted by the CBA and the Copyright Board, will provide an opportunity for the Copyright Board to report on early results of the operational reforms implemented since last year’s forum, and to reflect on some of the key policy challenges and opportunities the institution faces in today’s copyright marketplace.

This session is not sponsored. A registration link will be sent via the access email.

Speakers:
The Honourable (Ret.) Justice Luc Martineau, Chairperson, Copyright Board of Canada
Nathalie Théberge, Vice-Chairperson and CEO, Copyright Board of Canada
The Board’s Executive Team (TBA)

Moderators:
John Cotter, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Amrita V. Singh, Marks & Clerk Canada

Questions regarding the town halls? Please contact CBAI_P@cba.org.
 

Thursday June 9, 2022 | 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

TIME EVENT
12:00 pm–1:30 pm 

PD Webinar: Collective Societies that do not Collect
Sponsored by 
Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co

Discussion of York University v Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2021 SCC 32 | Break out sessions (30 minutes) | Discussion of the prior use defence, s. 56 of the Patent Act

1:30 pm–2:00 pm

Break
Break Sponsored by
Gowlings WLG

2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Federal Courts Town Hall  +

The 15th annual forum on IP litigation reform, hosted by CBA and the Federal Courts, allows members of the bench and bar to engage in an open discussion of possible procedural reform in a “town hall” format.

2020 and 2021 were years in which we, and the Courts, learned to adapt to litigating in the midst of a public pandemic. We anticipate a review of lessons learned and measures to be adopted in a post-pandemic landscape, with remarks from the Honourable Chief Justice Crampton of the Federal Court and the Honourable Justice George Locke of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a lively discussion with and among a panel of seasoned judicial officers from the Federal Court. Topics will range from the precedential value of motions for judgment (when one side is unrepresented), to the use of virtual hearings in a post-COVID world, to increasing the involvement of junior members of the Bar, to the importance of written advocacy.

Please consider attending this session and sharing, in advance, your questions so that we can put them to the panel of judges, all of whom are eager to hear from the Bar.

This session is not sponsored. A registration link will be sent via the access email.

Speakers:
TBA

Moderator:
TBA

6:00 pm–7:30 pm

CBA Virtual Federal Courts Judges’ “Dinner”
This session will be presented in English and French with simultaneous translation available. This session is not sponsored.

Questions regarding the town halls? Please contact CBAI_P@cba.org.

 

 

Register for individual sessions or purchase the full program for the best rates.
Registrants will receive an on-demand recording following specified webcasts.

 

Registration fees for the full online symposium
(excludes CBA Virtual Federal Courts Judges' "Dinner" Ticket)

Includes both PD webinars plus access to the town halls

CBA Members: $139
CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $129
CBA Student Members: $39
Non-Members: $259
Government: $199
Plus applicable taxes

 

Ticket cost for the CBA Virtual Federal Courts Judges' "Dinner" Ticket

CBA Members: $50
CBA Young Lawyer Members (<5 years): $40
CBA Member Judges: $25
CBA Student Members: $20
Non-Members: $75
Government: $60
Non-member Judges and Prothonotaries: $25*
Plus applicable taxes

*Non-member Judges and Prothonotaries, please contact cbai_p@cba.org for assistance

 

Group Rates for Firms / Organizations

5 – 9 registrants = 10% discount
10 – 19 registrants = 15% discount
20+ = 20% discount
To take advantage of the discount, please contact: pd@cba.org

 

 

 

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