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IPIC'S STRATEGIC PLAN
IPIC's Strategic Plan will guide us in achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision. Our goals are our expected results, and for each goal we have identified key objectives to guide our work as well as tactics that we will employ to achieve our goals. The strategy is presented in an aligned, linear fashion; however, it is important to consider that each goal, objective and tactic reinforce and enhance other elements of the strategy, and should be seen as operating in a dynamic system. This plan is our roadmap, with goals and objectives anchored by our vision, mission, and values.
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Research consistently shows that high levels of gender and ethnic diversity are positively correlated with company performance. IPIC therefore believes that promoting equity, diversity and inclusion is a key goal which stands on its own, as well as underlying and informing our other strategic goals.
IPIC members seek to grow the IP industry for the benefit of all Canadians. As a member-driven organization, IPIC’s policy activities are guided by this overarching ambition. We advance this goal through our ongoing advocacy work in the government and business sectors.
IPIC is proud to be recognized for the value of its educational offerings. We will continue to ensure that IP professionals have the skills they need to succeed throughout their careers and to ensure that IPIC is seen as the leading provider of accessible, high-quality, cost effective education.
The Board of Directors is committed to demonstrating that IPIC is a worthy investment in professional growth that elevates the profession as a whole by creating a more powerful collective voice. IPIC also remains committed to being a bilingual organization and looks forward to expanding its French language programming for members.
Events & Education
Patent Agent Exam Tutorials 2022 Wed, September 14 – Tue, November 8
Trademark Agent Examination Prep Course - Summer 2022 Thu, September 22
Best Practices in Pharmaceutical Patents Wed, September 21
The Importance of Managing Relationships in Your Practice Thu, October 27
Paul was described by long-time friend and colleague Charles Boulakia as “one of a kind, a truly unique soul, a keen wit, and a good friend. I, and the rest of his colleagues at Ridout & Maybee, are devastated by the loss.” The following tribute was provided by his firm where he was a member of the Ridout & Maybee LLP family since 2003. Paul was described by long-time friend and colleague Charles Boulakia as “one of a kind, a truly unique soul, a keen wit, and a good friend. I, and the rest of his colleagues at Ridout & Maybee, are devastated by the loss.” The following tribute was provided by his firm where he was a member of the Ridout & Maybee LLP family since 2003.CONTINUE READING
IPIC wishes to offer its sincere condolences following the passing of Peter W. McBurney, a long-time member of the Institute for 62 years and Past President of IPIC from 1985-1986. Following his graduation from university in 1957, Peter trained to become a patent agent in the patent department of Canadian General Electric in Toronto, Canada. He later joined the IP department of McCarthy & McCarthy as a Registered Canadian and United States Patent Agent (1959) and a Registered Professional Engineer (Ontario). After 10 years, he and Donald F. Sim, Q.C., with Harold G. Fox, Q.C as counsel, founded the boutique patent and trademark agency firm, Sim & McBurney, where he remained for more than 45 years in the capacity of Founding Partner, Senior Partner and finally, Senior Consultant.CONTINUE READING
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the members who successfully passed the Patent Administrator Exam on June 21, 2022. This 4-course online program and qualifying examination encompassed the Patent Foundations and Lifecycle, Preparing and Filing a Patent Application, Patent Examination and Issuance, as well as Patent Maintenance Abandonment and Transfer.CONTINUE READING
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