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Toronto April IP ODR

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When: Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge St, 35th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 2L7
Contact: Phil Goldbach

Online registration is available until: 4/7/2017
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IP & Licensing Basics: A One Day Review


Friday, April 7, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Ontario Investment and Trade Centre: Seminar Room
250 Yonge St, 35th Floor
Toronto ON  M5B 2L7


Early Bird Rate Thru March 23:

LES Member : $165.00 CA ($127.00 US) 
Non-Member: $195.00 CA ($150.00 US)
Student: $50.00 ($39.00 US)

Lunch and coffee breaks included in registration fee.

After March 23:

LES Member : $215.00 CA ($165.00 US)
Non-Member: $245.00 CA ($188.00 US)
Student: $65.00 ($50.00 US)


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. Read more...



Jeffrey Whittle is the Immediate Past Chair and Past President of LES.  Prior to this position, he service as President-Elect and chaired the Finance and Audit Committee for LES.  Jeff also has been responsible for Education on the Board of Trustees of LES (USA & Canada), an instructor for the Education Committee, and an International Delegate to and Co-Chair of the Education Committee for LES International. Jeff also served as Sponsorship Trustee for LES (USA & Canada) (2011- 2012), Houston Chapter Board Member (2009-1010), and Houston Chapter President (2007-2008). He is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a frequent speaker and author, nationally and internationally, on various licensing/technology topics.

 Jeff practices law as an Intellectual Property and Technology attorney with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US, LLP, where he is a partner.



Francois Painchaud is a Past-President of Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. and was a member of the board of directors from 2001 to 2010. Since 2011, has been counsel, then corporate secretary to the board of directors and a member of the board of directors of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). He is slated to become President-Elect of LESI at the upcoming annual meeting to be held this spring.  He was a member of the board of directors and treasurer of Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc until 2013. He is also a board member director and general secretary for the Canadian Louis Pasteur Foundation and a board member of the Fondation la Mosaïque.

François Painchaud specializes in business law applied to key technology sectors. He is frequently involved in the drafting and negotiation of complex transactions related to technology transfers and joint ventures and in commercial and corporate law, including venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.


Disability Access/Dietary Needs
Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed above,Phil Goldbach.

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Cancellations are non-refundable after March 31.  Substitutions are accepted.  Contact Tanya Coogan (703) 234-4109 for assistance.