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Smart & Biggar sponsors the IPIC 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the upcoming Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Annual Conference, which is taking place on October 14-15, 2021. This year’s IPIC conference, “Innovation and IP: Keys to Unlocking Economic Renewal”, will be hosted virtually for members of the IP law community across Canada.

IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. Bringing together industry leaders in all areas of Canadian IP law, the provides a platform for practitioners to share their knowledge, exciting developments and updates in IP law and practice.

Once again, Smart & Biggar will be the Virtual Platform Sponsor and will be represented at the conference this year by lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents from across Canada.

Presenting on a panel session on October 15, partner, patent and trademark agent, Jean-Sébastien Dupont will discuss “Patent Law debate: Be it resolved that inventive concept has a place in Canadian patent law,” and provide insight for persuasive arguments in favour of and opposed to the inventive concept.

Among the virtual attendees will be Smart & Biggar associates and patent agents, Michael Sgro and Justin Smith. The full program, speaker line up and registration details are available online.

We wish the organizing committee at IPIC and all of the speakers and attendees a successful conference.

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada is a professional association of patent agents, trademark agents and IP lawyers in Canada. IPIC's mission is to enhance our members’ expertise as trusted intellectual property advisors and to shape a policy and business environment that encourages the development, use, and value of intellectual property in Canada.

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