Presented by Cecilia Basic, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Innovating SMEs often face questions about patenting. This workshop will walk you through the patenting process, from understanding the business value and protections they can provide, to determining inventorship and ownership, through to the patent application process itself. Patents will be broken down into their component parts to better understand the information required to file a patent application. Patent prior art searching will be introduced along with the business and technical insights that can be gained from patent analytics.

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 (IP) management in Canada at the University of Manitoba and the Public Health Agency of Canada, and in 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).

Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Via Zoom

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