Speaker Information

Paul Matthews Principal - Intellectual Property Cenovus Energy


18th November - Conference Day One

8:50 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

19th November - Conference Day Two

8:50 AM Recap of Day One and Chairman’s Opening Remarks

9:45 AM The Effect of Rising Patent Litigation upon Innovation

  • Is the rise in patent litigation in the Canadian and wider North American hydrocarbons industry having an effect upon innovation?
  • Focus upon steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD): has the rise in patent litigation slowed the development of these systems?
  • Case study of a smaller technological player within the oil sands, developing SAGD technology,  and discussing the process of IP protection.

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