What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know About IP Law

Intellectual property law arises across many practice areas, but not all circumstances require a specialized IP lawyer. With the increasing prevalence of IP and technology in corporate transactions and litigation, issues relating to IP, such as patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, are becoming more common in many different legal contexts. If you are a non-IP lawyer who would like to learn more about how you can serve your clients’ IP needs, we’ve got a webinar for you. Join us online at noon on October 12 for, What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know About IP Law.

This webinar is intended for lawyers and legal professionals with a core practice outside of IP, to help identify and/or address IP issues that may arise in their practice.

Webinar Topics
  • An overview of different types of IP
  • Acquisition of IP
    • Development: inventorship, employment/contractor issues
    • Co-development: collaboration, joint venture agreements
    • Transaction: licensing, acquisition
  • An overview of considerations and situations when an IP lawyer may be recommended:
    • Due diligence of IP
    • Enforcement of IP – nature of the dispute determines jurisdiction

Timothy Bailey, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP 

Timothy Bailey is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office, and leader of the firm’s Calgary Intellectual Property Group. He specializes in representing high tech, oil and gas, cleantech, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. As a patent agent, Tim helps clients protect commercial opportunities by drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications around the world. This patent work often includes devising and implementing strategies for developing a patent-portfolio in markets that are relevant to the client’s business. As a trademark agent, Tim helps clients develop, protect and leverage the value in their brands. Read more…

Christopher Peng, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP 

Christopher Peng is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group of Gowling WLG’s Calgary office and a registered Canadian patent agent. Christopher’s practice involves patent drafting and prosecution in relation to a wide range of subject matter, including electrical, software, and mechanical engineering. He also advises on intellectual property matters in the context of commercialization and transactions, as well as trademark and general corporate matters. Prior to intellectual property, Christopher practiced as a corporate securities lawyer for a number of years. During this time, he worked at two national law firms and at the Alberta Securities Commission, including as a member of a national initiative directed towards fintech and cryptocurrencies. Read more…

Webinar Details

Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Price:  $95 + GST

Register here: https://www.lesaonline.org/event/what-non-ip-lawyers-need-to-know-about-ip-law-webinar/

If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to register for this program, please contact [email protected] for pricing. To receive discounted group pricing, you must contact us prior to the first registration from your firm.

This webinar qualifies for reduced pricing for students and newly called lawyers (called within the last 5 years). If you are a student or a newly called lawyer, please select the discounted ticket on our registration page.

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