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Toronto April Event

When: Wednesday, April 19
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: PCK IP
1300 Younge St.
Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario  M4T 1X3
Contact: Phil Goldbach
(416) 464-3705

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Navigating Your IP in the United States:
Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Presentation and Lunch


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

12:00-1:30 p.m. 


1300 Yonge St
Suite 500
Toronto, ON  M4T 1X3



Raymond Van Dyke
Founder and Principal
Van Dyke Law 
Washington, D.C.


Ray Van Dyke is the LES Washington, D.C. Chapter Chair and the Founder of Van Dyke Law.  His practice focuses on technology law in a variety of industries and sciences, specializing in patents, licensing, trademark, trade secret, and copyright issues, with particular emphasis on U.S. and foreign patent and trademark consulting, preparation, prosecution, portfolio management, and patentability, validity, enforceability, and infringement opinions, including defending and bringing the third party oppositions and other post-grant procedures.  Ray also teaches IP and testifies on IP laws and regulations. 



With intellectual property, particularly patent rights, under siege in the U.S., Ray will provide an insider’s look into the current state of IP protection there – particularly focused on the high tech/software industries, including actions in the USPTO, court cases, and any effects by the current administration and political climate.

Ray’s presentation will provide some practical information to individuals involved in the development and/or commercialization of high tech and software technologies, especially those concerned about the strength of their IP protection in the U.S.

Topics will include:

1. Patent Reform: Dead or Alive for 2017? More troll bashing?
2. USPTO: Turmoil at the USPTO and Ongoing 101 Rejection Nuancing
3. Copyright: Intrigue at the U.S. Copyright Office
4. Trade Secret: The Defends Trade Secret Act of 2016



LES Member: $10.00 CAD ($8.00 USD)
LES Non-Member: $30.00 CAD ($23.00 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 April 17.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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Requests for ADA accommodations and special dietary needs should be submitted to the event contact listed at the top of the page. 


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