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LES Toronto: Specs, Drugs & Rights They Stole - Trade Secret Tales from High Tech to Pharma
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LES Toronto: Specs, Drugs & Rights They Stole - Trade Secret Tales from High Tech to Pharma

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: BrightLane
545 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5V 1M1
Contact: Phil Goldbach
(416) 464-3705

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LES Toronto Chapter presents:

Specs, Drugs & Rights They Stole - Trade Secret Tales from High Tech to Pharma

2017-18 Kick Off Event: Talk and Networking (Pizza will be served)


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m. 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Networking
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.: Presentation


545 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5V 1A1


Noel Courage
Bereskin & Parr LLP


Noel Courage is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and member of the Life Sciences and Mechanical practice groups. Noel's practice focuses on patenting and licensing of inventions. He also advises companies on trade secret protection.

Noel has lectured on IP licensing at the Patents and Trade Secrets course at the University of Toronto since 2011. Among other writings on the subject, Noel is now authoring a chapter on trade secrets for an upcoming LexisNexis book on IP. He is a member of the American IP Law Association Trade Secrets Committee and Chair of the Association’s Biotechnology Subcommittee on Trade Secrets.

Sorel Bosan
Senior Patent Attorney
Sorel Bosan is a Senior Patent Attorney at AMD in Markham. AMD makes processors and other products for high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies. Prior to AMD, Sorel worked at Blackberry and private law firms in Toronto.


The increasing threat to trade secrets is enough to make Colonel Sanders roll over in his grave. The risks arise from many sources. Key employees are highly mobile. Globalization of trade facilitates transient research and commercial partnerships. Hackers are still making headlines. If a company is not prepared, the secret may be downloaded at the click of a button by the employee sitting next to you or by a drop-out in his mom’s basement on the other side of the world. Recent years have seen increasing enforcement, as well as demand for stronger laws to ensure businesses have the means to protect their confidential information and preserve competitive gains. LES is pleased to host Noel Courage of Bereskin & Parr IP Law and Sorel Bosan of AMD. Noel will present on the latest developments in trade secrets in North America and Europe. Sorel will discuss best practices for protecting trade secrets.


LES Member and Non-Member: $25.00 CAD ($20.00 USD)

Fees are processed in USD.  The above rates are estimates based on the exchange rate.

The Toronto chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.

A $5.00 USD cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after September 12.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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