Intellectual Property Summer Courses

July 15-19, 2024

Gain an overview of patents and patenting as well as strategies establishing and exploiting the patent system, as well as enforcing or attacking a patent.

July 22-24, 2024

Learn from some of Canada’s copyright experts and gain valuable insights into the impact of these changes, as well as practical steps to dealing with them.

Offered in partnership with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), these courses help practitioners in the legal, business and government sectors keep up to date on the latest in intellectual property.

Taught by seasoned IP professionals, the three specialized courses cover patents, trademarks and copyright. Participants can sign up for individual modules, full courses, or enrol in all three to gain knowledge of a specific aspect of IP, acquire the insights needed to protect a portfolio of intellectual property, or advance their careers in the area of IP law.

Type:  Workshops
Courses: 3
Language of delivery: English
Schedule:  July 8 - 24, 2024
Delivery:   In person
Questions?   ip.conted [at]

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Learning Outcomes
  • Obtain and enforce a patent
  • Procure a Canadian trademark
  • Prepare trademark applications
  • Manage a trademark
  • Protect, enforce, and monetize a copyright
  • Build strategies for exploiting IP rights
  • Maximize value while balancing costs


News and Articles

Un programme d'été en PI à McGill

L'École d'éducation permanente de l'Université McGill en collaboration avec l'IPIC organise du 8 au 24 juillet prochain un programme d'été sur la propriété intellectuelle. Celui-ci porte sur l'ensemble du processus d’obtention et de respect de brevets, de marques de commerce et de droits d’auteur.

Videos and Webinars


Beverley Moore

The understanding Patents course provides a broad-based grounding in patents and related concepts to enable you to build a patent portfolio that fits your or your client’s business needs.

Beverly Moore
Partner and National Lead
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Brigitte Chan

The Understanding Trademarks course was invaluable to my professional development at the beginning of my career. I am proud to have since been able to give back by acting as lecturer, workshop leader, and course director, ensuring that the course is as valuable to today’s participants as it was for me.

Brigitte Chan
Bereskin & Parr LLP

David Lipkus

My favourite part of the Understanding Trademarks course is the ability to actively engage with so many diverse professionals that are experts in their craft.

David Lipkus
Partner and Trademark Agent
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

Jessica Zagar

The Copyright Master Class provides a rare opportunity to gain practical advice from Canada’s leading copyright experts and learn about copyright considerations in a variety of settings. It is must-attend programming for anyone who deals with copyright issues.

Jessica Zagar
Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP

Natalie Raffoul

As a past Director of the Patents course and the current Co-Chair of all three courses, I have been so impressed over the years by the level of instruction and  the ever-evolving diversity of topics. We certainly cover the fundamentals but we also cover commercialization and dispute-related topics that are important to those involved in the business of IP.

Natalie Raffoul
Lawyer and Registered Patent Agent
Brion Raffoul

Richard Whissell

Having taken Understanding Trademarks early on in my career, I know how important and foundational this program is and participants leave with value and actionable knowledge.

Richard Whissell
Partner and Trademark Agent
Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP

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