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Joint LES Toronto & Startup Toronto Event: A legal clinic on Intellectual Property

Toronto Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: BrightLane LP
545 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 1M1
Contact: Phil Goldbach

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Joint LES Toronto & Startup Toronto Event: A legal clinic on Intellectual Property

We are pleased to announce this joint event with Startup Toronto, a local chapter of Startup Canada. Our distinguished panelists will be providing a general overview of the major forms of intellectual property protection and advising on how early stage startup companies, in particular, can leverage IP to increase value and minimize risk. The event is aimed at a general audience and examples will be drawn from a number of different technology sectors. This is a great chance to mingle with members of Toronto’s vibrant startup community and, at the same time, brush up on your general IP knowledge. We look forward to seeing you there.

Along with an open panel discussion, there will be two ~30 minute presentations:

Presentation 1: Patents and Other Forms of IP
Jason Leung will give a brief overview of the different types of IP protection with a particular focus on patent law - specifically,  the patent application process and strategic considerations for companies at the startup stage.

Presentation 2: Software IP Protection and Licensing
Anil Bhole will be presenting on protecting computer software - different forms of IP protection and what to look out for when assembling code.

There will be pizza.


Jason Leung, Leung Law
Anil Bhole, BHOLE IP LAW
Bohdan Zabawskyj, Serial CTO

Gabriella Chan, Yocto Law and Startup Toronto
Phil Goldbach, MaRS Innovation and LES (USA & Canada)


$10 CAD

Jason Leung (@jasonleung3)
Jason Leung is the Principal of Leung Law PC, a Toronto-based intellectual property law firm and has over fifteen years experience in law. He provides legal services for small to large businesses including trademarks, patents and copyright. In 2012, Jason was the first Canadian lawyer to be honoured by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) as one of their “Best Lawyers Under 40”.

Anil Bhole (@bholeiplaw, fb/bholeiplaw)
Anil Bhole is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent at BHOLE IP LAW. Anil founded the firm after spending several years on Bay Street to meet the needs of underserved companies that require a comprehensive IP strategy to plan out IP legal services, and have a need for aligning IP with their business goals in general.
Anil’s clients include global leaders in machine learning, VR/AR, electronics, manufacturing systems, and consumer products among others. Prior to his legal career, Anil earned a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and was an embedded software developer for an early stage medical devices company.

Bohdan Zabwaskyj (@bzaba)
Bohdan has a broad working knowledge of the software & IT industry based on over 20 years of experience in leading engineering, product/project management, and strategic planning initiatives in both rapidly growing start-ups and large enterprises. Bohdan is also a named inventor in over 70 patents and pending patent applications world-wide.

Phil Goldbach PhD, JD (@philgoldbach)

LES (USA & Canada)
Phil is an intellectual property manager and life sciences project manager at MaRS Innovation, where he works closely with researchers from local universities and research hospitals to help identify and commercialize valuable technologies in diverse fields such as: human therapeutics and diagnostics, information technologies, and clean energy. Prior to joining MaRS Innovation, Phil trained with an intellectual property boutique law firm in downtown Toronto as a member of the firm’s life sciences patent practice group. He has also acted as Director of Intellectual Property for a biotechnology start-up company, based in Mississauga, that develops novel anti-bacterial compounds for use in animal health and food safety.

Gabriella Chan, PhD, JD (@YoctoLaw)
Startup Toronto
Gabriella is a lawyer, scientist, and entrepreneur. Gabriella obtained her legal training at a national Bay Street law firm in Toronto. She founded Yocto Law, a boutique firm that provides client-tailored, and commercially focused legal services to entrepreneurs, academic researchers, start-up ventures, and established companies in the Life Sciences and Health Technology sectors. Gabriella is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses in intellectual property and commercialization.
Prior to founding Yocto, Gabriella served as the Vice President of Legal Affairs at a Toronto-area nanotechnology company and previously as the Intellectual Property and Technology Manager at another Toronto-area biotechnology start-up.