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Smart & Biggar partners attend the 2021 AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

Smart & Biggar is pleased to share that three of our partners will be attending the 2021 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute (#aiplaMW21), taking place virtually from February 1-5, 2021.

This year Daphne Lainson, Ottawa partner and Chair of the Firm is honoured to serve as the chair of the 2021 AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute (MWI). Partners Christine Genge, Mark Pidkowich and David Schwartz will also attend the virtual conference.

The theme of this year’s Mid-Winter Institute is Negotiation, Persuasion, and Communication and brings together nationally recognized communication experts and IP leaders in a series of master classes to help practitioners sharpen their skills and develop strategies to improve communications and their practice. At #aiplaMW21 allows the global IP community to safely share ideas and skills and allows attendees to immersivity engage in a digital experience designed to inspire attendees. Participants can also access on-demand recordings of all meeting sessions.

AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals from law firms, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.