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IP and Licensing Basics - A One Day Review in Quebec City
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Quebec City Chapter Presents IP & Licensing Basics - A One Day Review

 Export to Your Calendar 10/12/2016
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Registration opens 8:00 am, Course is from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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2740 Einstein
Quebec, Quebec  G1P 4S4
Contact: Antoine Bellemare

Online registration is available until: 10/12/2016
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La formation sera donnée en français avec du matériel en anglais.

The course will be held in French with course material in English.


Au programme : notions de bases en propriété intellectuelle (PI), stratégies efficaces pour la gestion des actifs de PI, mise en marché d’une PI; redevances et extraction de la valeur de la PI, exercice pratique de négociation par les participants

This one-day course provides an overview of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each topic, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five sections with examples, exercises, and interactions between instructors and fellow students. Topics include an introduction to IP, the basics of IP commercialization and licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing risks, and a licensing case study.

Who Should Attend
There is no prerequisite to attend this course. It is designed for those with no prior experience in licensing, including students, entrepreneurs, non-IP attorneys, finance professionals, business development professionals, and those considering a career in licensing.

Why You Should Attend
There is more emphasis now than ever before on commercialization, company formation, and job creation from the billions of dollars invested annually in research and development at America's universities, government laboratories, and small businesses.

Whether you are an entrepreneur in the making, a principal investigator or student at any level who wants a better grasp of the basics, or an aspiring technology transfer professional, this course will give you the tools you need to understand and participate effectively in the process of protecting IP and facilitating its commercialization.

Course Details
The course is divided into five modules:

Module 1: Introduction to IP
Introduction to the different types of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, trade dress, and trade secrets.

Module 2: Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing
Introduction to licensing, including reasons for licensing, description of licensing agreements, infringement, competition law, and relationship-building.

Module 3: Determining Reasonable License Fees & Royalty
Licensing risks and rewards, different valuation methods (e.g., market, financial, and cost), their pros and cons and royalty structures.

Module 4: Managing Risks 
Identifying and managing different types of risk, including confidentiality, infringement, liability, collection of royalties and other fees, and unlicensed competition.

Module 5: Licensing Game 
Students put into practice what they've learned by dividing into licensee and licensor teams and then discussing and negotiating terms of a licensing case study, based on both public and confidential information they are given. At the end of the negotiating session all teams report their results and how and why they reached them.

Antoine Bellemare, PhD, CLP, Technology Transfer Officer, Université Laval
Philippe Boivin, LL.B., Vice President - Corporate Affairs, INO

Registration Fees:
Students $50 (USD)
Professors and University Staff $125 (USD)
Members / Non-Members $195 (USD) Early, before September 28.
Members / Non-Members $225 (USD) Regular, September 28 - October 12.

Cancellations with refund permitted prior to September 28. Refunds not availble for cancellations after September 28, substitutions are permitted. 

For registration assistance, please contact Carmen Sevilla, csevilla@les.org.

About the Instructors

Dr. Bellemare is a technology transfer officer and patent committee member at the University-Industry Liaison Office of Université Laval and the president-founder of the technology management consulting firm Research Patent Management. With more than twenty years of experience in technology development in a wide array of environments from venture capital to university, and including a start-up company, a world-class company and a valorization company, he has a panoramic view on issues relating to technology transfer and licensing. His principal expertise is in the strategic management of intellectual assets, in structuring and negotiating of licence agreements, in IP valuation, and in the financing and management of technological projects. He holds a bachelor degree in physics engineering and a PhD in electrical engineering from Université Laval for work related to fiber laser technology. He has two patented inventions and several well-cited scientific publications to his credit and he also acted as a reviewer for five prestigious scientific publications: Photonics Technology Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Journal of Modern Optics and Journal of Quantum Electronics. In 2008, Dr. Bellemare obtained the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) designation from the Licensing Executives Society (LES) where he serves as Founder and Co-Chairman of the Quebec City Chapter, Faculty for the IP & Licensing Basics course, Chair elect of the Valuation and Pricing committee and member of the CLP Exam Development and Maintenance committee. He is the Associate Editor of IEEE's Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News (IETTN).

Philippe Boivin has been Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, at the Institut national d’optique (INO) since December 2009. In this position, he is responsible for legal affairs, strategic and commercial support and for the entrepreneur-in-residence program. He is also in charge of the protection and management of intellectual property and technology transfer negotiations, and he serves as the company’s Secretary, and Safety and Security Officer. 

Before joining INO, Mr. Boivin was a partner with McCarthy Tétrault where he practised for 15 years mainly in the field of intellectual property and technology law, and the acquisition and financing of technological companies. He was also a trademark agent. 

During his career, he gave a number of lectures and published various articles on intellectual property and the law on technology. He was also an officer and director of a number of companies. He currently sits on the Quebec Bar’s professional training committee, which is in charge of the Bar’s school and certifying internships and he also act as the chair of the Quebec City Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society. 

Mr. Boivin received a Bachelor’s degree from the Law Faculty of Université Laval in 1994, and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1995.