Navigating IP:
Copyrights for Startups
Wednesday, June. 12, 2024
Copyright helps protect works such as source code, web graphics, datasets and electronic media 🔒

It is one of the most valuable and cost effective IP assets.

This session will cover how to identify, protect and inventory copyright assets, with a developed and informed IP strategy.
Online Event
Zoom (link to be sent upon registration)
Date & Time
June 12, 2024,
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Speaker Spotlight
Patent & Trademark Agent & Lawyer
Andrew is a recognized leader in intellectual property, combining experience in industry, law and academia before co-founding PCK. Andrew’s industry experience includes General Counsel for a publicly-traded flat-panel display company, IP counsel for a Silicon Valley start-up, engineer for the automotive industry and control systems. In law, Andrew practised for several years with three of Canada’s national firms. In academia, Andrew held a teaching appointment as Adjunct Professor at Western University in London Ontario, teaching patent law from 2000-2007. Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, he is also co-author (with Stephen Perry) of Canadian Patent Law (4th ed. LexisNexis, 2021) the first text on Canadian patent law by practitioners in over thirty years when the first edition was published in 2012. In 2022, the fourth edition was cited repeatedly by the Supreme Court of Canada in Nova Chemicals Corp. v. Dow Chemical Co. ([2022] SCC 43).
IP Lawyer
Gillian joined PCK in 2019 shortly after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at Osgoode, she interned in the patent litigation department of an international pharmaceutical company and competed in the International Patent Drafting Competition. Additionally, Gillian was active in the Innovation Clinic at Osgoode where she provided IP advice to start-ups and conducted patent and trademark searches. Gillian drafts and prosecutes patent applications, performs patentability searches, and is a contributor to the firm blog. Gillian was called to the bar in 2020 and became a registered Canadian Patent Agent in 2024.
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