Toronto Chapter Meeting

Pre-Registration Closed: Onsite Registration Available

Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:00 PM

Ridout & Maybee LLP
10th Floor, 225 King St. West
Toronto, ON

Comparison of Business Method Patent Laws in Canada, the US and the EU

Stephen Perry, Perry+Currier, Inc.
Andrew Currier, Perry+Currier, Inc.

A comparison of business method patent law in Canada, the US and Europe will be discussed in light of the recent Amazon One-Click decision by the Canadian Supreme Court. Key aspects of EP Patent Law and recent decisions in the US courts will also be discussed. Business method patents have been extremely controversial of late: a comparison of the different approaches taken in North America and Europe will provide practical guidance to licensing professionals, lawyers and patent practitioners on how to develop a healthy business method portfolio.

LES Member: $25
Non-Member: $30
Includes a light lunch

Please confirm your attendance as we need this information to order food and chairs.

The LES Toronto Chapter now uses online registration and all LES members and non-members may register online using their LES online account.

  1. Register online and pay by credit card (USD); or
  2. Register online and pay by check (CAD)
    Make check payable to "Licensing Executives Society"

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 12 PM EST
Onsite Registration Available

No refunds after February 14, 2012
Substitutions permitted

Stephen Perry
Stephen has practiced in the field of Intellectual Property since 1985, with a focus on developing and managing international portfolios for Canadian technology companies. These portfolios cover a broad range of innovations in the fields of telecommunications, electronics, software, display technology, medical imaging and medical devices.

A prolific author and speaker, Stephen has published an extensive series of articles on patent and industrial design issues, and writes the Patent and Industrial Design chapters in Canadian Forms & Precedents – Commercial Transactions (Butterworths). He lectures frequently on software patents and industrial design issues, and travels regularly to international conferences and seminars.

Andrew Currier
Andrew has experience across a broad range of intellectual property areas, with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution in the business method, medical device, electrical, software, financial services, and mechanical arts. As a registered patent and trademark agent with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Andrew has provided advice to clients in several industries, including telecommunications and financial services. Andrew is a lawyer and practised intellectual property law for several years with one of Canada's largest full-service law firms. From 2000-2007, Andrew held an appointment as adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, teaching the advanced patent law course.

Stephen and Andrew have also recently published "Canadian Patent Law" (Butterworths) the first modern Canadian work on patents that has been penned by patent prosecutors, rather than litigators or academics.

Please see Stephen and Andrew's profiles at for full details. 


Online Registration

Program and Location
Charles Boulakia
LES Toronto Chapter Chair
(416) 865-3518