Intellectual property, licensing and business development professionals will gather around the world to celebrate World IP Day and the importance of IP to the global economy. Participating LES (USA & Canada) local chapters and LESI societies will host events open to anyone, including non members. Events may include networking receptions and/or educational programs.
DATE & TIME
April 26, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West, P.O. Box 210
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1A6
Located in First Canadian Place. Use the Adelaide Street entrance. http://westminster.thedukepubs.ca/index-home.php
On April 26, 2010, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) celebrates the 11th anniversary of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day as well as the 41st anniversary of the international convention establishing WIPO. World IP Day is designed to help people appreciate and understand the relevance and importance of IP to their daily lives, in areas such as music, arts and entertainment as well as technical innovations.
WIPO's mandate is to ensure that the global intellectual property system fosters innovation and creativity, so that the benefits that flow from human ingenuity are accessible to all. New, imaginative technologies are quickly enhancing the 'global village' of many years ago, and the intellectual property system is a key part of the process that enables the sharing of inventive technology and know-how.
To celebrate World IP Day the LES Toronto Chapter will be holding a networking event with two Canadian inventors who have made a significant contribution through the benefit of IP protection.
Cecil Forsberg, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph – Inventor of the ENVIROPIG
Ron Sturk, APC Products Ltd.
6:00PM – Networking Reception with light refreshments
7:00PM – Introductions and Presentation
7:40PM – Networking
8:30PM – Wrap-up
Register by Thursday, April 22 to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration - free – but confirmation of attendance is required
Cecil Forsberg, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph – Inventor of the ENVIROPIG .
He, with others, developed genetically enhanced pigs trademarked 'EnviropigTM' with the capacity to efficiently use plant phosphorus, which is unavailable to conventional pigs. This bypasses the need for the farmer to add either supplemental phosphorus or phytase to the swine ration. Since no phosphorus is added to the ration, and a large proportion of the plant phosphorus is digested and incorporated into tissues, the amount of phosphorus remaining in the manure is reduced by as much as 60%. Manure from these pigs has a more suitable nitrogen/phosphorus ratio for plant growth.
For a more detailed description of this research and development, please go to http://www.uoguelph.ca/enviropig
Ron Sturk, APC Products Ltd.
APC Products Limited designs, manufactures and markets a proprietary range of closures for dispensing liquids from plastic pails. Closures feature all-plastic construction to be rust free and 100% recyclable. Pail closures are available with pressure venting and smooth flow features to enhance the package performance. New high performance and cost effective closure solutions are based on the 30 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the pail industry of company president Ron Sturk.
Intellectual property rights are supported by several international patents and patents pending.
For more information contact:
Charles Boulakia 416-865-3518 or
Paul Jones 416-703-5716 or
Lorraine Fleck 416-977-4559