April 8, 2022
IPIC was pleased with the government’s commitment to study IPIC’s recommendation for a patent box tax incentive, however, it is clear much work is left to be done to gain the government’s support on the importance of other IP incentives, such as First Patent Program, a Brand Protection Strategy, and other IP subsidies and policies IPIC has advocated for over the last few years.
April 7, 2022
The IPIC Member of Distinction Award aims to recognize IP professionals who have made a significant contribution to the Institute over at least 20 consecutive years. For those with more short-term involvement, the unique and impactful nature of the contribution must be emphasized.
March 30, 2022
Late last month IPIC President Louis-Pierre Gravelle was invited to present before the Standing Committee on Finance (FINA), and Member of Parliament Julie Dzerowicz, on IPIC’s recommendations for the 2022 Federal Budget. President Gravelle was part of a panel of key innovation stakeholders assembled by MP Dzerowicz. Given the short time frame for FINA to hear from stakeholders as part of their pre-budget consultations, MP Dzerowicz was charged with assembling the panel and communicating the relevance and importance of these recommendations to the committee.
February 14, 2022
Aird & Berlis LLP & Aird & McBurney LP's esteemed panel 'Black Women Leaders: Diversity in the Legal Profession' Thursday February 17, 2022
Join Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney this Thursday February 17 to hear from trailblazing Black women who are thriving in the legal sector. Esteemed panelists will explain how they have navigated challenges and seized opportunities to take their careers to where they are today.
February 4, 2022
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce our 2022 Canadian writing challenge in intellectual property law.
February 3, 2022
A decision of a Prothonotary of the Federal Court in JANSSEN Inc. and MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA Corporation v. SANDOZ CANADA Inc. (2021 FC 1265) in November of 2021 included an interpretation of the 2016 amendments to the Patent Act which granted privilege to communications between a patent agent and their client (Section 16.1 of the Patent Act).
January 7, 2022
The IP Village is the result of a collaboration between the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Export Development Canada (EDC), Global Affairs Canada's Trade Commissioner Service (GAC–TCS), the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).
December 20, 2021
IPIC members are invited to send their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7, 2021, to assist IPIC’s Patent Committee with a view to IPIC preparing a submission on the consultation. The consultation closes February 25, 2022.
December 15, 2021
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Acts & Save the Date - IPIC’s First Open Mic Member Night! Apply by January 10, 2022
IP Professionals, Got Talent? Do you play in a band? Sing in the shower? Have a secret (or not so secret) talent you’d love to share with your IP colleagues? Hosted by the IPIC Foundation Committee, in support of the Patent & Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF).
December 14, 2021
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the members who successfully passed the Trademark Administrator Exam last week.
December 1, 2021
IPIC wishes to extend its congratulations and recognition to the members who successfully passed the Patent Administrator Exam on November 24, 2021. 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.
November 11, 2021
We are excited to announce that Leandra Keren of Queen's University and Lindsay Pacquette of Osgoode Hall Law School are this year's winners of Canada's IP Writing Challenge!