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7 Bayview Road

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As an entrepreneur, it is important to establish ownership of your company’s assets when it comes to intellectual property (IP) matters. To succeed in today’s market, IP protection must be sought as it will differentiate you from your competition.

Thinking about pitching to a VC or an angel investor – wondering if IP matters, the answer is yes! For some companies, intangible assets can account for at least 80% of a business’s value, for this reason it is crucial to start thinking about your IP strategy from the very beginning. Want to learn how to safeguard your IP but you’re unsure if you can afford to, then join John Koh, of Marks & Clerk, for an exclusive and engaging workshop as he guides you through the benefits and costs of establishing an IP strategy and discusses patent protection both domestically and internationally. You will learn the value of IP and how to leverage it to your company's commercial advantage.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Overview of the patent system
  • A guide through the patent process – where to file and why
  • How an intellectual property portfolio can improve your company valuation
  • Planning and budgeting for your intellectual property portfolio

This event is targeted at Founders including: entrepreneurs, start-ups, SME’s and those who are looking to delve into the world of intellectual property.

About John Koh

John Koh is an associate who is located in the Ottawa office of Marks & Clerk. With 20 years of experience, his practice largely focuses on patent prosecution with a particular emphasis in mechanical, electrical and computer related inventions. He is also experienced in obtaining industrial design, copyright and integrated circuit topography registrations.

John graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics followed by completing the Computer Science Specialist Program. Subsequently John graduated with LL.B. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Ottawa's joint programme. He then worked in business and research environments specializing in using and developing database related software.

As well as a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, John is a registered Canadian patent agent.

About Marks & Clerk

Marks & Clerk is one of the world’s leading intellectual property firms, with their Canadian office being established in 1921. With offices in Canada, the UK, Europe and Asia, they have the unique ability to secure IP protection for companies looking to safeguard their innovations in multiple jurisdictions across the globe.

Marks & Clerk services their clients with a diverse range of industries and include start-ups, small and medium-sized businesses and large multi-national enterprises.

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