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IP & Legal Startup Bootcamp


Pallet Valo and Bereskin & Parr will join us on June 8th for a 1.5-hour crash course on Corporate and IP law for tech startups.

Corporate Law with Pallett Valo will cover:

  • Incorporation
  • Organization
  • Shareholders Agreements

Intellectual Property with Bereskin & Parr will cover:

  • What is IP and how it can increase the value of your company
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Industrial Design
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyright

About the Speakers

Andreea Muth, Lawyer, Pallett Valo LLP

Andreea has a general corporate and commercial law practice, with a focus on business owner estate planning. She advises business owners and private corporations on the structure and implementation of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive business succession planning. This includes will and estate planning, and the use of family trusts. Combining her unique blend of corporate/commercial law and estate planning experience, Andreea sets up structures that are tailored to each client’s specific estate and business needs. Clients also appreciate her ability to explain complex issues in everyday terms.

Joanna Ma, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Joanna Ma is a technology lawyer specialized in patents with an electrical engineering background. She works with companies to identify their intellectual property and to develop an IP strategy that is practical and aligned with their business goals. Joanna is also an IP advisor at several innovation centres across Ontario.

Shuo Xing, Associate, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Shuo Xing is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the Life Sciences group. Her practice focuses on prosecution and litigation of patent matters, especially in the chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields. She works closely with clients including start-ups, universities and multinational corporations in the prosecution and drafting of patents. Shuo also participates in the analysis of patent issues including filing strategies, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate.

About Altitude Accelerator

Altitude Accelerator (formerly RIC Centre) is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. Altitude’s 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.

About Haltech

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.

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Jun 08 2023


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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