On February 3, 2021, I co-coordinated a 4.5 hour session on negotiation training at the American Intellectual Property lawyers Association Mid-Winter Institute.
I am happy to report that the 3rd edition of Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective, edited by me, has now been published by Kluwer in December 2020. This new edition covers 25 countries and represents the substantial work of over 50 country authors.
More information is available here:on the Wolters Kluwer web site at firstname.lastname@example.org
On October 22, 2020, I coordinated a panel at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) on "The collision between the first amendment and trademark law". Moderator was Jeniifer Van Kirk and panelists were Lauren Emerson, Paul Safier, Nicole Berkowitz and Alison Malsbury.
On October 7, I spoke on a panel at the AIPPI annual virtual meeting on Copyright and Covid 19. Topics were "How have or will Covid effect the interpretation of exemptions in copyright law" amd "User generated content".
The panel was moderated by Prof Sanna Wolk from Stockholm and in addition to me included Prof Avv. Alessandro Enric Cogo from Italy and Attorney Nathan Yang from NTD IP Attorneys in China.
On October 2, 2020, I moderated a panel at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) on Patenting Computer Related Inventions. This panel discusssed developments in Canada and the U.S. including the new Choueifaty decision in Canada. Panelists were Hugh Mansfield at Lavery and Jerry Selinger at Patterson Sheridan.
Again I served as a judge at the annual Fox Intellectual Property Moot. This time at the appeal round.
On November 28, 2019, I was an instructor in the Interactive Drafting and Negotiation Workshop as part of the Osgoode Law School course on Intellectual Property Licensing. As always it is interesting to meet with and interact with the students.
I co-cordinated the Year in Review session on Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Industrial Designs and Trade Secrets.at the annual meeting of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
In September 2019 , at the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, I organized and chaired a session on the topic of "On-LIne Tension between Owners Rights and User Rights'
As Chairman of the AIPPI Canadian Group Copyright Committee I led our group's report on copyright in works created by artifical intelligence. This report was considered with the other national reports at the conference in London UK in September 2019 where I participated in the formulation of the final resolution. The Canadian group's report and the final resolution is available on request.
I also participated in the patent committee and the debates on that topic concerning utility and plausibility.