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WEBINAR LES Montreal: From Canola to Cannabis: A Growing Interest in Plant Protection -- WEBINAR

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Webinar
Contact: Veronique Bougie

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From Canola to Cannabis: A Growing Interest in Plant Protection- Webinar


The recent legalization of cannabis in several US states and its upcoming legalization in Canada introduce a host of new issues in this area. In particular, multiple actors in the commercialization of cannabis are at work to ensure optimal market shares in newly opened jurisdictions. Those that will prevail most likely include those who innovate, and understand and use the intellectual property tools available to protect their innovations. The panel will discuss the tools available to protect plants in Canada and the United States and provide an insider view of a manufacturer in the large-scale production and commercialization of cannabis and its challenges. 


Katya Boudko Canopy Growth


Katya Boudko is the Manager of Research and Development at Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis producer. She oversees various aspects of in-house and collaborative research projects relating to plant molecular biology, micropropagation, horticulture and breeding.


Otis Littlefield Morrison & Foerster


Otis Littlefield is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster. His practice focuses on representing life science clients, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agricultural biotechnology in intellectual property-related business transactions and patent prosecution including plant patent prosecution.


Julie Gauvreau Lavery

Julie Gauvreau is a partner at Lavery in Montreal, Canada. She represents clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and plant and agricultural fields, in patents and plant breeders’ rights matters for research institutes and corporations.



Serge Shahinian Lavery


Serge Shahinian is a Partner at Lavery in Montreal, Canada. His practice includes the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical and agricultural patenting, covering a wide range of related technologies, for a variety of clients from universities to large multinational corporations.


Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

Registration: Free for members and non-members

NOTE: This presentation will be in English.


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