IP Strategy: Align Yourself for Success
8:00 am | Registration and Networking
8:30 am | Presentation
Essien Udokang, Intellectual Property Lawyer
Dumitru Olariu, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Do you have a great new idea or innovation and wonder what your next step should be? Do you have a brand that is growing and needs to be protected?
Come learn about intellectual property (patents, trademarks, etc.) and how it can help your business grow and succeed.
Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable business asset and should be managed as such. Developing an IP strategy will depend on your business needs, goals and resources. It is never too early to start thinking about how, where and when to protect, manage and monetize your IP assets…
Essien Udokang is a member of the North America Intellectual Property Practice Group and Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie in Toronto. He has extensive trademark-related experience, his practice includes coordinating global intellectual property enforcement and anti-counterfeiting efforts, regional and global corporate branding availability, drafting and negotiating trademark license agreements and represents clients in a broad range of industries, with particularly strong focus in the areas of technology, media and communications, consumer goods and retail and financial services.
Dumitru Olariu has worked for more than 30 years with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office - an Agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, first as a Patent Examiner, then as a Business Development Officer. Before that, he worked for 6 years in the electronics industry. He is a Professional Engineer, and his educational background includes a MSc in Electrical Engineering and a MBA.
****Do you have specific or tailored IP questions and would like to speak to someone about them? A limited number of 30 minute one-on-one sessions will be available with Essien or Dumitru after the presentation. Advance registration required, first-come - first-served - so don't delay!****