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IP & Legal Startup Bootcamp
February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us in a 1 hour crash course on corporate and intellectual property law
This session will be open to all Regional Innovation Centre Clients and is offered in collaboration with Haltech and Innovation Factory. You must be registered with a Regional Innovation Centre to attend. If you are not currently registered with any, register here.
Intellectual Property with Bereskin & Parr will cover:
- What is IP and why is it important
- Industrial Design
- Trade Secrets
- Other tips & tricks
Corporate Law will Pallett Valo will cover:
- Shareholders Agreements
2:00 pm- 2:30 pm will be a closed Q&A period available to participants in our MVP to Market program.
Stephen Beney, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Stephen Beney is Managing Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is the Head of the Mississauga office and leads the Medical Devices practice group. 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. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions. Stephen has contributed extensively to patent education in Canada. He has been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC-McGill University Patent Course for several years, and is a past Director of that course. Stephen has also been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC Patent Agent Training Course, both the Drafting & Prosecution Module and the Infringement & Validity Module.
Andréa Brinston, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP
Andréa Brinston is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice and Commercial Real Estate Practice.
Andréa practices in all areas of corporate and commercial law. She often advises both startup and mature clients regarding general corporate commercial advice, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and both asset and share transactions. Andréa also has experience in all aspects of commercial leasing acting for both landlords and tenants.
About RIC Centre:
RIC Centre (Research Innovation Commercialization Centre) is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. RIC Centres’ focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.
Our team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. The team helps companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster.
About Innovation Factory:
Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator, providing entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring your disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.
Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:
- Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market
- Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
- Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation
Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.
Haltech is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) across the province of Ontario. We are a non-profit corporation backed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and corporate sponsors – Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for all Ontarians.
Whatever stage a company is in, Haltech’s staff and team of experienced advisors are passionate about bringing the right education, advisory services, and strategic connections to develop and grow innovation-oriented businesses to the next stage. From startups to large global corporations, Haltech is available to help you advance your technology-based innovations to market or to scale up your business.