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UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop Series - Fall 2019

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University of Waterloo

DC 1304

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1


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This workshop is presented by WatCo and is supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo.

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Registration is required for each event to ensure there is enough Pizza and Pop for all!

Pay parking available in lots Q or N (map)


  • Thursday September 26 - 12:30-2:30 pm – DC 1304

  • Thursday October 17 - 12:30-2:30 pm – DC 1304

  • Thursday November 21 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Location TBD

  • Thursday December 12 - 12:30-2:30 pm – DC 1304

September 26: IP 101 & Commercialization

Speakers: Eric Luvisotto

This session covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents.

You'll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid.

Learn about the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo).

Hear how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation.

October 17: IP Case Study

Speakers: Eric Luvisotto

A case study which explores aspects of how to use the main forms of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to commercialize technology.

This is an interactive case study that allows the participants to experience a realistic situation where they get to see how IP can be applied to protect and commercialize a potentially valuable technology created by a group of university students.

November 21: Copyright & Software

Speakers: Eric Luvisotto (WatCo), Michael Crinson (Aitken Klee LLP), Lauren Byl (Library)

Did you know that software code is protected by Copyright?

Have you paid someone to write code for you?

If so did you ask them to waive their Moral rights to the code?

Come to the Copyright talk and learn about the different forms of Copyright protection, how to use it to commercialize your technology, and how it may affect you and your software.

December 12: Trademarks

Speakers: Eric Luvisotto, Michael Crinson (Aitken Klee LLP)

Did you know that the top five most valuable brands in the world in 2018 are all technology companies?

According to Forbes the most valuable brand in the world in 2018 was Apple (#1) with an estimated value of nearly $183 Billion dollars. By comparison, Coca-Cola's (#6) brand value in 2018 was over $57 Billion.

Come to the Trademark presentation and learn how to use this form of Intellectual Property (IP) protection to build the brand value of your technology or Start-Up.

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University of Waterloo

DC 1304

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1


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