17th November - Pre-Conference Workshop Day: Intellectual Property Protection and Management Strategies

An interactive workshop dedicated to the protection and management of intellectual property assets within the oil
and gas industries.

Choosing the most fruitful innovation methods and also when to protect or monetize IP is a continuous challenge for all companies involved in R&D and IP in the oil and gas industries. During the course of this workshop day, participants will discuss various scenarios which call for different forms of innovation, as well as a choice between various types of IP protection, once created.

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10:00 AM Morning Session

Sanjay Goorachurn , Counsel, Smart & Biggar

Stephan Georgiev , Partner, Smart & Biggar

James Pan , Partner, Smart & Biggar

This workshop will provide a brief introduction into the different types of IPprotection, including an update on relevant Canadian patent law, discuss a casestudy on how to create high value patent portfolio, and provide practicalinsights on how to manage IP in joint developments. 

Inter industry examples will be used (e.g. the chemical industry)have been where intellectual property management is more mature. The workshop leaders will share experiencesfor managing IP that may have applicability within the oil and gas industry, aswell as experiences on how IP management has delivered tangible businessresults, including IP monetization.  

Informal discussions amongst workshop attendees is encouraged,for the benefit of the group.

Sanjay Goorachurn
Counsel
Smart & Biggar
Stephan Georgiev
Partner
Smart & Biggar
James Pan
Partner
Smart & Biggar

Sponsored by: Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar

12:30 PM Networking Lunch

1:30 PM Afternoon Session

Sanjay Goorachurn , Counsel, Smart & Biggar

Stephan Georgiev , Partner, Smart & Biggar

James Pan , Partner, Smart & Biggar

Continuation of the interactive workshop on intellectual property protection and management strategies.
Sanjay Goorachurn
Counsel
Smart & Biggar
Stephan Georgiev
Partner
Smart & Biggar
James Pan
Partner
Smart & Biggar

Sponsored by: Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar

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