Taking Due Care: Managing Clients and Maintenance Fees Under the New Patent Act

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1 pm - 2:30 pm ET
WEBINAR Patents Ethics

Join the webinar and hear panelists discuss their experiences implementing new policies and practices pursuant to changes to the Patent Act and Rules. Topics covered will include:

•             Translating the Patent Rules and CIPO policies into manageable docketing practices

•             Explaining third party rights and due care to clients

•             Duty to clients using annuity services or other payment routes

•             Handling “keep alive” instructions

•             Removing yourself as appointed agent

Continuing Professional Development

This program contains 1.5 hours Professionalism or Ethics where applicable:

Law Society of Ontario
Barreau du Québec*1.5
Law Society of British Columbia1.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1.5
Law Society of Alberta1.5
New York State CLE Board1.5

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant


This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content
by the Law Society of Ontario.




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Non-Member Price


Individual $125.00
Group: 3 to 5 people $399.00
Group: 6 to 10 people $599.00
Group: 11 to 15 people $899.00
Group: 16 or more people $1,299.00
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***Financial aid may be available to participate in this webinar. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca


Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Registration

Due to COVID-19, IPIC is relaxing its group registration policy to allow participants within a group to use a webinar link individually, as long as the total number of participants using the link is within the group size registered for.