18th November - Conference Day One

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8:50 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

Paul Matthews , Principal - Intellectual Property, Cenovus Energy

Paul Matthews
Principal - Intellectual Property
Cenovus Energy

9:00 AM Intellectual Property Trends in North American

Sylvain Laporte , Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Intellectual Property Office

  • Outline of the key trends seen by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in regards to the oil and gas industry
  • Discussions surrounding where intellectual property and its use within businesses is going over the course of the coming years
  • Further focus upon the international perspective, and in particular with international treaties in relation to intellectual property
Sylvain Laporte
Chief Executive Officer
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office

9:45 AM Innovation and Collaboration in the Canadian Energy Industry

Ken Porter , Vice President - Intellectual Property, Innovate Calgary

  • How to maximise the creation of value through innovation and collaboration in the Canadian and American oil and gas industry.
  • How can those involved in such collaboration best position themselves in regards to creation, protection and monetization of intellectual property?
  • Outline of the work done by Innovate Calgary thus far, and the intellectual property that is being created as a result of the scheme
Ken Porter
Vice President - Intellectual Property
Innovate Calgary
Steven Garland
Smart & Biggar

Sponsored by: Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar
Branded as “the best networking session I’ve ever attended” by a number of past IQPC delegates, this structured networking session is the ideal opportunity for you to capitalise on your time out of the office by speaking to each of your peers in attendance. This unique session allows you to find out – within just five minutes – if it’s worth meeting up with someone later, or whether there’s a possibility of a future business relationship. Nowhere else will you gain such an in-depth understanding of who is within your global network and where their short and long term priorities lie, offering you a great chance to benchmark your own development.

12:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM Technology Created By, Or In Partnership With Service Providers

Chris Obaditch , Director of Intellectual Property Management, Fluor

  • Can technology developed by an oilfield services company, or EPC, for one client, be used for the benefit of another?
  • Addressing the importance of IP ownership, technology and technological use rights in the early stages of a relationship, in order to align the expectations of all parties
Chris Obaditch
Director of Intellectual Property Management

2:15 PM Going Beyond Protection: Monetization

Neil Milton , Partner, Miltons IP

  • How to align your team in order to be in a position to monetize you IP portfolio
  • Monetization of intellectual property outside of home jurisdiction
  • Key 'dos' and 'don'ts' in relation to the alignment of your entire organization
Neil Milton
Miltons IP

Sponsored by: Miltons IP

Miltons IP

3:30 PM Impact of Patent Validity Trials at the US Patent Office on Litigation

Anthony Venturino , Partner, Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP

  • Overview of Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, and Covered Business Methods
  • How to get the most leverage from Inter Partes Review to assist with your licensing and litigation
  • Further consideration of the appeals process
Anthony Venturino
Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP
The audience will have the opportunity to join round tables focusing upon the future of intellectual property within the North American oil and gas industry.

Tables will be split into:

  • IP Creation, Innovation and R&D
  • IP Protection
  • IP Licensing and Monetization

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