Brought to you by the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee

Practice before the Patent Appeal Board is potentially becoming more relevant to Canadian patent practitioners and more important to achieving the goals of clients. A number of factors have contributed to this trend in recent years, including the December 2013 changes to Canadian Final Action practice as well as the adoption of new principles by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) regarding how to determine whether claimed subject matter is statutory.

In this webinar, an experienced practitioner and a member of the Patent Appeal Board will discuss tips and best practices for making effective use of the appeal process. In particular, this webinar will address procedural aspects relevant to Patent Appeal Board practice, beginning from receipt of a Final Action to the conclusion of a hearing before the Patent Appeal Board, as well as a discussion of what to expect at a Patent Appeal Board hearing, and tips for effectively presenting a client’s case. 


Andrew Strong Member, Patent Appeal Board (CIPO)
David Ruston Sim & McBurney


Christopher Thompson Smart & Biggar / Fetherstonhaugh


Registration Fees

1-2 people: $149
3 or more people: $299

Non Member
1-2 people: $169
3 or more people: $349





Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Participation

Group participation is possible provided that only one phone line is used to join the audio. Therefore, you may not register a group if participants are in separate locations.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.


1 hr


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