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.
In May 2019 I co-coordinated a session entitled "Apple v. Samsung: Design Patent Damages After the War" at the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Spring Meeting
On April 24, 2019 I spoke at Fordham Law School's Hansen Intellectual Property Institute on the topic of Canada's New Patent Term Extension Regime. A copy of this presentation is available on request.
For at least the tenth time I was a judge at the Fox Moot on Intellectual Property held at the Federal Court of Canada court rooms in Toronto. It is encouraging to see the students who come out to perfect their advocacy skills.
On February 1, 2019, I co-ordinated a session entitled "The Art of Persuasion and Effective Negotiation for Tomorrow's Leaders" at the American Intellectual Property Lawyers mid-year meeting.
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is reporting today (October 1, 2018) on the terms of the new US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). At a high level they are informed by government sources that the following has been agreed:
I chaired the AIPPI Canada report on partial designs debated at the annual conference on September 23-26, 2018
On May 28, 2018, I spoke about Designs and Trade Secrets at the 2018 Technology Law Spring Forum of the Canadian Technology Law Association. A copy of my slide presentation is available on request.