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2nd Pan-American LESI YMC Event

Into the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Licensing Strategies across the Americas

June 10, 2016
Ottawa, Canada

LESI YMC Ottawa 2016 Event Promo by YMC Chair Sherry Rollo

The LESI YMC event will bring together many rising stars in the IP licensing world. This year’s event will be held in Ottawa, Canada, along the Ottawa River, just steps away from the Parliament buildings and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ottawa is a fas growing and dynamic city that is home to a strong tech sector as well as leading universities and national government research labs.

In June, the weather is warm and sunny, averaging 20°C (68 °F).

Close to the US border, Ottawa is just over an hour’s flight from New York City, Washington DC, and Chicago, a 90 minute drive from Montreal, and a 4 hour drive from Toronto.

Mill StreetVenue

Mill Street
555 Wellington St,
Ottawa, ON K1R 1C5

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Visa

Visa Letters available upon request to Natalie Raffoul nraffoul@cbrcanada.com

Find out if you need one: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Course

Offered on Thursday, June 9, 2016: http://www.lesusacanada.org/event/YMC
The course is being offered with a $400 discount off of the normal $995 price.

Note that there is a new test window for the CLP exam from the end of June through the end of July

Agenda

9:00 AM


WELCOME by Meeting Chair, Natalie Raffoul


9:15 AM

OPENING REMARKS: Jeffrey Whittle, Chairman of the Board of LES (USA & Canada)


9:30 AM


Panel: Best Practices: US/Canadian/Mexican/European IP Litigation Strategies
Tips and Pitfalls, Ethical Considerations

Moderator:
Michael Crichton, Partner, Gowling WLG

Panelists:
Sherry Rollo, Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
Thomas Schachl, Partner, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann
Abraham Alegria Martinez, Partner, Alegría, Méndez & Fernández Wong
Rodger Sadler, Managing Director, Cote Capital


10:45 AM


COFFEE BREAK


11:00 AM


Panel: Non-Practicing Entities: Licensing Strategies

Moderator:
Tilman Müller-Stoy, Partner, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB

Panelists:
Prashant Watchmaker, VP, Legal, Wi-LAN Inc.
Mike Pellegrino, President, Pellegrino and Associates
Ian MacLean, Vice President Patent Intelligence Services, Chipworks Inc.
Kenneth Porter, Vice President, Intellectual Property Management, Innovate Calgary Corporate


11:45 AM


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
John Pecman, Commissioner, Competition Bureau of Canada


12:15 PM


LUNCH


1:00 PM


LUNCHEON SPEAKER:
Honourable Marshall Rothstein, Former Justice, Supreme Court of Canada


1:30 PM


Panel: Trends in Licensing

Moderator:
Shayne Philips, Senior Intellectual Asset Manager, Halliburton

Panelists:
Van Thompson, Director - Professional Services, TechInsights Inc.
Cary Levitt, CEO, Dennemeyer & Co.
Scott Burt, SVP Intellectual Property, Conversant Intellectual Property Management


2:30 PM


COFFEE BREAK


3:00 PM


Design Protection - North America and abroad

Panelists:
Vincent Bergeron (Design Primer), Partner, Robic LLP
Natalie Raffoul (Canada), Partner, Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul
Patrick B. Horne (US), Partner, Moore & Van Allen
Octavio Espejo (Mexico), Associate, Becerril, Coca & Becerril, S.C.
Richard Worthington (EU), Partner, Withers & Rogers


4:00 PM


Workshop: New Design Client with a Focus on Licensing Considerations

Workshop Leaders:
Octavio Espejo, Associate, Becerril, Coca & Becerril, S.C.
Patrick B. Horne, Partner, Moore & Van Allen
Richard Worthington, Partner, Withers & Rogers
Philippe Boivin, VP Corporate Affairs, Institut national d’optique
Antoine Bellemare, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Advisor, Laval University


5:00 PM


CLOSING REMARKS


7:00 PM


DINNER - LUXE BISTRO, 47 YORK ST, OTTAWA, ON K1N 5T2


Speaker Bios

Hotels

Novotel Hotel
33 Nicholas St
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
Call 1-613-230-3033 and provide Block ID 311702 to reserve with special rate (vacancy permitting)
Novotel Hotel


Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
Regular rates apply
Call (613) 241-1414 to reserve
Chateau Laurier Hotel


ARC
140 Slater St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H6
Regular rates apply 1-800-699-2516 or www.arcthehotel.com to reserve
ARC


Lord Elgin
100 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7
Regular rates apply 1-800-267-4298 or lordelginhotel.ca to reserve
Lord Elgin


Dinner and Networking Event

Luxe BistroLuxe Bistro
47 York St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T2
We invite you to join us for dinner followed by a DJ at Luxe Bistro.

Luxe Bistro is a contemporary and refined steakhouse and French style bistro, using fresh, sustainable and organic ingredients.



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