Getting Your “Ships” in a Row: Early Stage Intellectual Property Due Diligence
Presented by Cecilia Basic, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Authorship. Creatorship. Inventorship. Ownership. Post-secondary institutions use all of these “ships” in the development of early stage technologies. For companies founded on academic intellectual property (IP), determining who is on which ship – and when it sailed! – is a critical first step in their IP strategy. This IP due diligence is not only required to formally protect the IP through patents, trademarks and copyrights, it also ultimately determines a company’s ability to leverage the IP rights surrounding the technology. This workshop will identify the differences between these four diligence "ships” and discuss the impacts each has on formal IP protection processes, with a focus on patenting. The workshop will also introduce patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Cecilia Basic joined the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in April 2019 after serving as director of IP management and technology transfer at the Florida Institute of Technology. With an extensive technical background, she has practiced intellectual property management in Canada at the University of Manitoba and the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the United States at Florida Tech, a 2020 US News and World Report’s Best Global University. Cecilia has worked directly with patent and business counsel in the filing of IP protections, and has operated in the chemical, biotechnology, marine, aerospace, and defence sectors, among many others. She has also drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts, including corporate research agreements, NDAs, material transfer agreements and licenses, with large corporate, SME, government and start-up partners. Cecilia has a B.Sc. in chemistry (University of Winnipeg), an M.Sc. in analytical chemistry (University of Toronto) and a PhD in analytical chemistry (University of Florida).

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

RSVP to escf@innovacorp.ca to attend.