Join us on Thursday, June 6, for a panel discussion on intellectual property (IP). The conversation will cover how to protect your IP, the process of filing for patents, and what constitutes as IP.

This event is for start-ups, researchers, entrepreneurs, and those with an idea they are interested in forming into a company. Given the nature of IP, we ask that you refrain from sharing detailed information about your idea at the event.

Veronica Sampson-Merryfield
has over 30 years of experience in the software industry in many markets and in companies of all sizes. She has used a multitude of methods and processes, from agile prototypes to safety critical. She has worked as an engineer and architect, in support and FAE, sales and marketing, and at the C-level. Veronica holds several patents herself and will share her personal experience in going through the patent process.  

Sarah Conrod is the manager of industry partnerships & research commercialization at Cape Breton University. She is experienced in knowledge transfer and partnerships management. Sarah is a knowledgeable in writing research grants and proposals, as well as being well-versed in intellectual property processes.

Rob MacKenzie is an entrepreneur and innovator operating Aramax IP Services Ltd., an intellectual property and market research consulting firm with a group of experts that helps others pursue, protect, and commercialize their technologies. Rob is the co-inventor of two patented technologies. He has worked with patent agents and lawyers to achieve granted statuses for patents and trademarks in many countries.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Yazer Room, Holiday Inn
300 Esplanade, Sydney

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and open to the public.