February 27 Speaker's Meeting - Provisional Patent Application to Commercialization: a Challenging but Rewarding Journey
Intellectual property lawyers Michael Roman and Jeff Morton from Clark Wilson LLP will discuss patenting and commercializing your inventions from a market strategy perspective.
Patenting and commercialization are usually long, demanding processes. Without a clear and current understanding of the outcomes you want. Your efforts can be wasted and your outcomes can be disappointing. The right perspective will help guide you to success and away from disaster, whether you do it all by yourself or lead a team.Date:February 27, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pmVenue:Simon Fraser Incubation Centre on Great Northern WayLocation:
887 Great Northern Way, Third Floor.
Transit - take the Millenium Skytrain line West to the end at VCC Clark station, and walk West (about 380 metres) along Great Northern Way
***FREE PARKING is available on the street or pay parking in the lot***Speaker:
Michael Roman is Associate Counsel to Clark Wilson LLP and a member of the Higher Learning and Intellectual Property Groups.
He has diverse experience in technology law, helping clients to secure, commercialize, and defend their intellectual capital, and advising them on related business matters.
In addition to being a lawyer, Michael is also a Registered Patent Agent and a Registered Trade-mark Agent, qualified to practice before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and to represent Canadian-resident clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Michael lectures widely and has taught intellectual property law at the post-secondary level, including at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, Simon Fraser University Management of Technology MBA program, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and Faculty of Commerce, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology Venture Program. Michael currently teaches the graduate course Intellectual Property Management and Technology Commercialization at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Science. Michael obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering with honours from the University of Toronto in 1988 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia in 1991.
Jeff Morton is an associate with Clark Wilson LLP's Technology, Intellectual Property and Higher Learning Groups.
Jeff's practice focuses on the commercialization of intellectual property rights through licensing and other commercial agreements, with a particular focus on the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. He is also involved in the prosecution and enforcement of patent and trade-mark rights. Before attending law school, Jeff earned a B.Sc. in Biology (with Distinction) from the University of Victoria and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis, and worked in a variety of research roles in industry, academia and government. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 2007, and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2008. He is also a registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent.Notes:
- Attendance fee is $10.00
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- Registration starts at 6:45
- Meeting times are 7:00-9:00