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How to Manage a Business: Protecting Intellectual Property
Mon, 27 November 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
RIC Centre is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a "Protecting and Managing Intellectual Property" Expert Speaker Series Seminar this fall.
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Venue: Xerox Research Centre of Canada (Pake Auditorium)
Address: 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, ON L5K 2L1
Stephen Beney, Partner, Bereskin & Parr
Stephen’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and software fields. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions.
Stephen works with clients to assess IP needs, and has helped to secure patents for a diverse array of clients, including start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, major multinational companies and university researchers. Stephen has been proven valuable to his clients in securing their patent rights in diverse technologies, including: automotive; medical devices and imaging systems; electronic devices; communication systems; video and signal processing systems; mass spectrometry; solar power devices and systems; fuel cell technology; internet systems; business methods; and clean tech devices and systems.
In addition to his extensive patent work, Stephen has experience in filing industrial design applications.
Kevin Shipley, Lawyer and Patent Agent, Bereskin & Parr
Kevin’s practice focuses on patent prosecution with an emphasis on mechanical innovations. Kevin also focuses on freedom to operate, patent infringement, and patent validity investigations, as well as advising on confidentiality agreements, patent licenses, and other IP-related agreements.
While obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering, Kevin completed an internship in the oil refining industry during which he focused on preventative maintenance and failure avoidance based on vibration analysis of rotating and reciprocating machinery.
Kevin currently serves as Chair of the Ontario Engineering Competition Advisory Board, and as a volunteer advisor with the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Centre. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) IP Licensing Committee.
Kevin also speaks about patent and IP-related issues, including providing in-house education and training seminars for clients, and lecturing at the Western University Faculty of Engineering, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Schulich School of Business.
Please note: The Expert Speaker Series are free for incubator tenants and graduates (because of the RIC Incubator Program fee structure). The event has a minimal $10 fee (+ Eventbrite charges) for all other clients to cover the lunch component of the workshop.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing and Communications Officer, RIC Centre
T: 289-373-3050 x 201