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NEW! Learn@Lunch: Understanding Business Intellectual Property (IP) in Canada

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

These free seminars are offered over lunch as live webinars. Seasoned professionals and guest speakers will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to entrepreneurs.

Are you an entrepreneur seeking to fortify the foundation of your business in a world driven by innovation and creativity? Join us for a free, insightful workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) tailored to address the critical aspects that can shape your entrepreneurial journey.

Workshop Highlights:

1) Introduction: Why is IP Important? Uncover the pivotal role of Intellectual Property in today’s competitive business landscape. Understand why safeguarding your creations and innovations is not just a legal necessity but a strategic imperative for entrepreneurial success.

2) Overview of Major Types of Protections:

(a) Copyrights: Copyrights protect original works of authorship and creative expression. Explore the basics of copyrights.
(b) Trademarks: Trademarks establish and protect your brand identity. Take a closer look at the essentials for trademark protection.
(c) Trade Secrets: Delve into the world of trade secrets and their role in preserving confidential business information.
(d) Patents: Patents protect your inventions. Examine the foundational principles of patents and how they can protect your inventions.
(e) Design Rights: Design rights safeguard the unique visual aspects of your products. Familiarize yourself with the core principles of design rights.

3) Issues Around IP for Entrepreneurs:

(a) IP Flight Risk/Ownership: Navigate the complexities of IP ownership to prevent flight risks and secure your business assets.
(b) IP Issues Working with or as a Contractor/Consultant: Learn how to address IP concerns when working with or as a contractor/consultant.
(c) IP Issues in Hiring Employees: Understand the nuances of managing intellectual property when building and managing your team.
(d) Issues in Licensing IP: Explore the intricacies of licensing your intellectual property and maximizing its value.
(e) IP Issues in Joint Ventures: Gain insights into handling IP matters when engaging in collaborative ventures.
(f) IP Issues When Selling on E-commerce Platforms: Discover how to navigate the unique challenges of intellectual property when operating in the dynamic e-commerce landscape.

Speaker: Dr. Ramesh Rajaduray | Vice Chair, International IP Commercialization Council, GTA chapter

About the speaker: Dr. Ramesh Rajaduray is a US/Canadian patent agent with over 15 years of experience in providing intellectual property (IP) services. As a consultant and in-house professional, he has advised C-level executives on patent matters, collaborated with external counsel in North America and Europe, and implemented effective IP strategies for companies of various sizes.

Dr. Rajaduray is an inventor with patents and patent pending applications in semiconductor characterization technologies, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. His background includes optical network research in collaboration with notable organizations such as Intel, DARPA, JDS Uniphase, Cisco Systems, and Stanford University. Dr. Rajaduray holds a Masters of Science and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara, along with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honours.

Please Note: Pre-registration is required. This workshop is available as an online, live-streaming webinar

Once you have registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours prior to the start time of the workshop. Please check your Spam/Junk folder if you have not received your email with instructions 1 hour prior to the start time of the workshop.

*This free workshop is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.


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