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Join us this summer!

Since 1994, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and McGill University have gathered some of the best practitioners in the field to conduct a series of intensive, practical summer courses in intellectual property. More than 2500 professionals from the business, legal and public sectors have gained valuable insight and hands-on strategies by participating in our unique summer program. Our introductory and advanced courses offer you an excellent opportunity to network with individuals from diverse backgrounds who, like you, have an interest in Canadian intellectual property.


For a detailed outline of the program, including full course descriptions and a listing of our guest speakers, please download the 2014 IP Summer Program brochure [pdf].


Understanding Patents – An Introductory Course:

A five-day intensive, practical course divided in two modules. The first module provides an overview of patents and patenting, while the second one completes the week and offers insights into the strategies relating to establishing and exploiting the patent system, as well as enforcing or attacking a patent.

  • Protect inventions using the patent system.                                             
  • Obtain a patent and manage a patent portfolio.                                      
  • Establish a patenting, licensing & enforcement strategy.

Full week (5 days): July 21 – 25, 2014

Module 1 (2 days): July 21 – 22, 2014

Module 2 (3 days): July 23 – 25, 2014

Register here

Understanding Patents Lunch & Learn:

  • Keynote Speaker: Joseph Etigson (Principal at Joseph Etigson Professional Corporation)
  • Learn more here

Understanding Trade-marks – An Introductory Course

An intensive & practical course providing valuable information from Canadian, American and European practitioners about acquiring, managing & protecting trade-mark assets, as well as dealing with contentious proceedings.

Lectures and workshops cover both theoretical & practical aspects of trade-mark procurement, portfolio management, and contentious proceedings; together with comparative reviews of trade-mark law & practice in the U.S. and Europe – vital information for today’s world!

  • Select and protect valuable trade-marks.                                                 
  • Manage a trade-mark portfolio efficiently.                                   
  • Obtain trade-marks protection abroad.

Full week (5 days): July 28 – August 1, 2014

Module 1 (2 days): July 28 – 30, 2014

Module 2 (3 days): July 31 – August 1, 2014

Register here

Understanding Trade-marks Lunch & Learn:

  • Keynote speaker: Eric Macramalla (Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP)
  • Learn more here

Copyright Master Class

Copyright law has become a key consideration in a large number of areas of our society and economy. At the same time, it is becoming more complex, as legislators, courts, public institutions and businesses all struggle to address the impact of new technologies, new uses and new legal issues. Now you have a chance to learn from some of Canada’s copyright experts’ valuable practical insights into the impact of these changes and how to deal with them.

Among the key benefits: in-depth knowledge on copyright in information technology and an opportunity to interact daily with some of the top copyright lawyers in Canada.

  • Secure and enforce copyright.
  • Navigate through key issues in the entertainment and publishing fields.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge on copyright in information technology.

August 6 – 8, 2014

Register here

Copyright Master Class Lunch & Learn:

  • Keynote speaker: Paul Hoffert (Professor of Music, Law, and Information Science atUniversity of Toronto)
  • Learn more here

IPIC/MCGILL IP COURSES - 2014 ACCREDITATION

Course Name

Barreau
du Québec

Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

Law Society of Saskatchewan

Law Society of British Columbia

Understanding Patents Module 1

14.25 hours

14.25 hours

14.5 hours

14.25 hours

Understanding Patents Module 2

20.75 hours

20.75 hours

20.5 hours

20.75 hours

Understanding Trade-marks Module 1

14.25 hours

14.25 hours

14.5 hours

14.25 hours

Understanding Trade-marks Module 2

22.5 hours

22.5 hours

22.5 hours

22.5 hours

Copyright Master Class

21.5 hours

21.5 hours

21.5 hours

21.5 hours

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Barreau du Québec

Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Saskatchewan

Law Society of British Columbia 


Accommodation

Participants in the IPIC/McGill Intellectual Property Summer Program are considered to be guests of the University and can benefit from the discounted rates offered through McGill's Official Hotels Program. To view the hotels listings and to make a reservation, please click here.

The University also opens its New Residence Hall doors to guests during the summer months.

Questions pertaining to accommodations may be directed by ip [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email).


For more information

Contact us by telephone at (514) 398-5454, or by Email.