Antitrust IP and High Tech Developments in Canada  

Feb. 26, 2018

The CBA Competition Law Section in partnership with the ABA Section of Antitrust Law IP Committee presents:

Antitrust IP and High Tech Developments in Canada

February 26, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET


The Canadian Competition Bureau (the "Bureau") has successfully executed on many of the priorities and objectives set out in its 2017-18 Annual Plan: Competition is Key, in which the Bureau committed to continue its work to foster the conditions for innovation in Canada, particularly in the digital economy.  The Bureau remained vigilant in its ongoing enforcement of cases in the digital economy in 2017 and its experience in completed investigations against Google, Apple, Amazon and others informed conclusions reached in a white paper released in September 2017 titled Big data and Innovation: Implications for competition policy in Canada.  In 2017, the Bureau also published a final report concerning technology-led innovation in the Canadian financial services sector outlining barriers to the growth and adoption of FinTech in Canada and providing a number of recommendations to help regulators and policymakers continue to promote FinTech innovation. 

The recent achievements of the Bureau in matters related to IP and technology will be highlighted and the importance of the Bureau's work to the promotion of a balanced effects-based approach to competition enforcement will be discussed, demonstrating that case-specific application of current analytical frameworks remain effective in the digital economy.

Megan MacDonald, Stikeman Elliott LLP 

Paul Johnson, TD MacDonald Chair, Competition Bureau Canada
Andy Baziliauskas, Charles River Associates
Elisa Kearney, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Brian Scarpelli, Senior Policy Counsel, The App Association


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    February 26, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.

    Free for CBA Competition Law Section members and members of the Competition Bureau

    Competition Bureau Members, please email the Competition Bureau Learning Unit at to REGISTER for this event.



Augusta Acquah
CBA National Office
613-237-2925 ext. 143