Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

October 04, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: CIC Holds International Conference on Canada and the Global Competition Over Intellectual Property Assets

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - On October 6-7, the Canadian International Council (CIC) will host an international conference on intellectual property (IP). When it comes to innovation, the world is not flat. Regions that drive the global economy with cutting-edge innovation are those with intellectual assets such as large IP portfolios, start-up cultures, and scientific citations. The global IP regime favours countries and companies that are "IP haves" over the "IP have nots."

This two day conference will feature leading experts from China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada.

The conference will tackle some of the issues raised in the recently released CIC report, Rights and Rents: Why Canada must harness its intellectual property resources, including: IP as the new currency; Canadian IP policy from a CEO's point of view; IP collaboration in the sustainable energy sector; technology transfer; how Canada can improve its IP legal regime; national patent investment funds; and IP rights versus access to medicine.

Conference speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Astle, Intellectual Property Counsel, Pratt & Whitney
  • Stacy Baird, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Program at US-China Clean Energy Forum
  • John Baker, CEO, Desire2Learn
  • Dr. Florent Chandelier, Co-Founder, CADENS Imaging
  • Tony Clayton, Chief Economist, Intellectual Property Office, London, UK
  • Jean-Nicolas Delage, Partner, Fasken Martineau
  • Michael Elmer, Senior Counsel, Finnegan
  • Steven Fabijanski, CEO, Agrisoma BioSciences Inc.
  • Judge Michael Fysh QC SC, Former UK Patent County Court Judge, London, UK
  • Daniel J. Gervais, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University Law School
  • E. Richard Gold, Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
  • Dr. Klaus Grabinski, Judge, Federal Court of Justice, Germany
  • Dr. Raphael Hofstein, President and CEO, MaRS Innovation
  • Cathy Innes, Director, Office of Technology Development at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • Kenneth Korea, Vice President, San Jose IP Office, Samsung Electronics US R&D Center
  • Ahmed Abdel Latif, Senior Programme Manager for Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Cai Minyong, Chairman, Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange, Shanghai, China
  • Loudon Owen, Chairman, i4i
  • Krishna Pathiyal, Director of IP, Legal, Research In Motion
  • Marshall C. Phelps, Jr., former corporate Vice-President for Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy at Microsoft Corp and IBM Corp., United States and Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, New York, USA
  • Peter Phillips, Professor and Head of Political Studies, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
  • David B. Piejak, General Manager, LP Amina, North Carolina, USA
  • David Rosenberg, Vice President, Corporate IP Policy, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Virginia, USA
  • Patrick Terroir, Managing Director of Caisse des Dépôts Intellectual Property, France
  • Paul Van Dun, General Manager, K.U. Leuven Research & Development, Leuven, Belgium
  • Jayashree Watal, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. Sujai Shivakumar, Deputy Director, Innovation Program, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy at the National Academies, Washington D.C., USA
  • Derya Yinanc, CEO, Quantum Ingenuity, Calgary
EVENT:
2 Day Conference:
Canada and the Global Competition over Intellectual Property Assets
DATE:
October 6-7, 2011
TIME:
October 6, 2011
4:00 PM Global Thinkers Panel - What we know about IP, latest research, outlook
6:00 PM Keynote Dinner
Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
October 7, 2011
8:00 AM Breakfast Talk with CEOs: Canadian IP Policy from CEOs' point of view
9:00 AM Collaborating on IP: New Partnerships in the Sustainable Energy Sector
11:00 AM Technology Transfer: Accelerating Innovation by Engaging Industry and Institutions
11:00 AM Breakout Sessions: How Can Canada Improve its IP Legal Regime & Should Canada have a national patent investment fund?
12:30 PM Lunch Keynote
Marshall C. Phelps, Jr., former corporate Vice-President for Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy at Microsoft Corp and IBM Corp., United States and Co-founder of Intellectual Ventures
1:30 PM Intellectual Property Rights VS Access to Medicine – Finding the Right Balance
3:30 PM IP Innovation in China
LOCATION:
Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. The CIC reflects the ideas and interests of a broad constituency of Canadians who believe that a country's foreign policy is not an esoteric concern of experts but directly affects the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The CIC uses its deep historical roots, its cross-country network and its active research program to advance debate on international issues across academic disciplines, policy areas and economic sectors. The CIC's research program is managed by the national office in Toronto. Its 16 branches across Canada offer CIC members speakers' programs, study groups, conferences and seminars.

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