December 19, 2022
IPIC is pleased to share some highlights from our first ever Equity, Diversity and Inclusion survey conducted this year. A huge thank you to members of the Canadian IP Profession for providing your feedback and for taking the time to participate.
December 9, 2022
Business Development Opportunity for IPIC Members - IP Assist: Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) for Innovative Unrepresented SMEs
IPIC continues to seek member participation in its IP Assist program, a partnership with the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) that helps SMEs better understand the key aspects of intellectual property (IP) and how IP can support their business goals. IP Assist is a program that aims to provide IRAP unrepresented SMEs with access to experts in Intellectual Property that can help them increase their IP Awareness (Level 1), develop an IP Strategy (Level 2) and implement IP actions defined in their IP Strategies (Level 3).
November 25, 2022
IPIC Announces Inclusive Rebrand of Former Young Practitioners Group (YPC) and Launch of NEW Networking Group!
IPIC knows that to best promote EDI practices one must lead by example, for this reason, in collaboration with the members of the Committee formerly known as the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee, IPIC has rebranded this committee which moving forward will be known as the IPIC Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC)! And there’s more! The launch of a NEW community networking group!
November 18, 2022
This November 29th the IPIC Foundation (Patent &Trademark Institute Educational Foundation (PTIEF), whose objective is to support education and scholarship in the field of IP law, will be participating in GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday occurs the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a global day of giving, a day to-do good that harnesses the power of social media to raise awareness and funds for important causes. More than 6 million Canadians participate in GivingTuesday annually and last year, over $43 million was raised for Canadian charities on GivingTuesday!
November 14, 2022
The IPIC Sole and Small Practice Community would like to extend an invitation to all IPIC members and members of the IP profession who participated in the sale or purchase of an IP practice and those who have had unsuccessful negotiations in the sale or purchase of an IP practice to complete the IPIC Succession Planning Survey.
October 25, 2022
Last week in Halifax IPIC was honoured with an Award of Distinction: Excellence from the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) for its ‘Your profession. Our purpose.’ membership campaign. IPIC’s 'Your profession. Our purpose’ campaign launched back in 2021 in line with the 2022 membership renewal cycle and highlighted all the many incredible benefits that an IPIC membership can provide to Intellectual Property (IP) professionals, and all those interested in IP in Canada and abroad.
October 1, 2022
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Gather and Celebrates Exceptional Members During First In-Person Conference and Gala in Three Years
Yesterday Friday September 30th the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) wrapped up its first in-person Conference in nearly three years, IPIC2022. IPIC’s annual conferences are regarded as the most important Intellectual Property (IP) event of the year in Canada. The event included two full days of thought provoking and engaging IP programming, networking, IPIC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), and culminated with an Awards Gala which all took place at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia, September 28-30, 2022.
September 30, 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. The individual will have demonstrated significant leadership, commitment, and dedication to increasing awareness of IPIC and the IP profession in Canada. IPIC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Leonora Hoicka is this year’s recipient of the Institute’s Member of Distinction Award. Leonora Hoicka received the award on September 30, 2022, for having made significant contributions to IPIC.
September 30, 2022
IPIC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Paul V. Lomic is this year's recipient of the Institute’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Paul received the award on September 30, 2022, for having gone above and beyond expectations of our volunteers at IPIC as past Chair of the Conference Committee formerly known as the Forum and Seminars Committee in 2018 and past Chair of the CPD Committee in 2017.
September 30, 2022
The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award is given to a young professional/future leader member of IPIC who has made significant contributions to an IPIC Committee, Community, or other substantial IPIC initiative during the past year. The individual will have demonstrated significant leadership, commitment, and dedication to increasing awareness of IPIC along with the value and future, of the IP profession in Canada. IPIC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tamara Winegust is this year’s recipient of the Institute’s Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.
September 30, 2022
Patent and Trademark Institute Education Foundation is a registered charity managed by IPIC that awards prizes to the candidates who obtain the highest marks in the patent and trademark agent exams.
September 29, 2022
The Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is pleased to announce the election of Tim Lowman as its new President and Chair of the Board for the 2022-2023 term, effective September 29th, 2022. Tim previously served as IPIC’s Vice-President from 2021-2022, Secretary from 2020-2021 and Treasurer from 2019-2020.