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Understanding IP: The different ways to protect your ideas and inventions

February 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Event
Have an idea for commercialization? Working on a new invention? Join Michael Damiani, Patent Lawyer from Borden Ladner Gervais in an interactive session on how to best utilize your IP for your business and the different ways to protect it.

Come prepared with any IP or patenting question you might have!

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • Benefits of IP beyond protection.
  • Different types of IP & protection strategies.
  • Patents vs. Trade Secrets.
  • Understanding what is patentable & common mistakes/misconceptions around patenting.
  • Infringement and litigation.

Note that this event is in-person @ Northlight Innovation, in Whitehorse, YT.

About the Speaker
Michael Damiani specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to life sciences and clean technology, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Therapeutics
  • Industrial and wastewater treatment technology
  • Bio-based materials
  • Biogas
  • Membrane technology

Michael’s knowledge extends to patentability, validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate issues. He also counsels clients on international patent strategies and portfolio management.

Additionally, Michael has experience helping start-up companies grow. He co-founded StartUp & Grow™, a BLG initiative that offers practical, efficient legal solutions tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage and growth-stage companies.

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Northlight Innovation
2180 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5N6 Canada
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