Events by Other Organizations

Events by other Organizations

CBA IP Day and Judges’ Dinner
Thursday, May 11, 2017





IPIC is proud to be a Bronze partner of FORPIQ (the International Intellectual Property Forum - Québec) for its Conference on April 26, 2017 in Montreal under the theme: “Unlocking the Power of Your IP.’’ IPIC has secured a registration discount for its members using the following code: IPIC-FORPIQ2017 at

LES - Toronto Chapter
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6-9PM, Brightlane LP, 545 King Street West

2017 Kick-Off: Toronto Social Event & Evening Talk

Ethical Negotiations - The Art of the Possible

How to Get Results without Compromising your Ethics or your Client

Come out and join the LES Toronto Chapter for our 2017 kick-off!  

"Break the ice" with your fellow LES members with a rousing evening talk at BrightLane LP, followed by drinks and complementary appetizers at Fynn's of Temple Bar! 

Join us for a lively, practical discussion led by James Kosa of Deeth Williams Wall LLP on Ethical Negotiations.  Contract negotiations and execution are a minefield of ethical issues and exposure relating to good faith dealings.  James will: 

  • · Explore the evolution of the duty to contract in good faith;
  • · Discuss the intersection of contract law and public policy (and why courts sometimes do not enforce your contract); and,
  • · Provide scenarios and examples of realistic ethical problems for discussion and resolution.

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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 9AM- 5PM, Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge St, 35th Floor

IP & Licensing Basics: A One Day Review

This one-day course provides an overview of the basics of intellectual property (IP) and licensing. It builds a practical understanding of core IP and licensing concepts from both the business and legal perspectives. Each topic, taught by both legal and business experts working as a team, is divided into five sections with examples, exercises, and interactions between instructors and fellow students. Topics include an introduction to IP, the basics of IP commercialization and licensing, determining reasonable license fees and royalty rates, managing risks, and a licensing case study. 

The course is led by two truly pre-eminent licensing professionals, Jeffrey Whittle and Francois Painchaud. 

Jeffrey Whittle is the Immediate Past Chair and Past President of LES.  Prior to this position, he service as President-Elect and chaired the Finance and Audit Committee for LES.  Jeff also has been responsible for Education on the Board of Trustees of LES (USA & Canada), an instructor for the Education Committee, and an International Delegate to and Co-Chair of the Education Committee for LES International. Jeff also served as Sponsorship Trustee for LES (USA & Canada) (2011- 2012), Houston Chapter Board Member (2009-1010), and Houston Chapter President (2007-2008). He is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a frequent speaker and author, nationally and internationally, on various licensing/technology topics. 

Jeff practices law as an Intellectual Property and Technology attorney with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US, LLP, where he is a partner. 

Francois Painchaud is a Past-President of Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. and was a member of the board of directors from 2001 to 2010. Since 2011, has been counsel, then corporate secretary to the board of directors and a member of the board of directors of Licensing Executives Society International (LESI). He is slated to become President-Elect of LESI at the upcoming annual meeting to be held this spring.  He was a member of the board of directors and treasurer of Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc until 2013. He is also a board member director and general secretary for the Canadian Louis Pasteur Foundation and a board member of the Fondation la Mosaïque.

François Painchaud specializes in business law applied to key technology sectors. He is frequently involved in the drafting and negotiation of complex transactions related to technology transfers and joint ventures and in commercial and corporate law, including venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.

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