AIPLA CLE Webinar: Heading North? What you need to know about patents in Canada, eh!

September 21, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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Canada looks a lot like the US in the many ways, and US businesses are familiar with selling their goods and services north of the border. When it comes to patent law and patent prosecution, however, there are new and notable distinctions that U.S. applicants and parties will want to keep in mind. New Canadian Patent Rules are coming into force in October 2022, which will materially impact patent strategies. Also, recent Canadian cases relating to subject matter eligibility should make it much easier to protect computer-implemented inventions, and recent cases about summary judgment and summary trials are making Canada a more interesting venue for patent owners. 

Presented by: Melanie Szweras, Bereskin & Parr LLP; Brigide Mattar, Smart & Biggar; Vincent de Grandpre, Osler

 

 

This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLE. Standard webinar pricing applies to those requesting CLE. CLE is included for our All Access Pass holders and Corporate Subscribers.

Pricing below only applies to those requesting CLE

Special rate for AIPLA SOLO PRACTICE/SMALL FIRM MEMBERS:  $65
Special rate for AIPLA STUDENT MEMBERS:  $10

CLE Pricing

 

In response to Covid-19, AIPLA has put in-place a new process for Multiple Attendee Site registrations that allows each site registrant to participate in the webinar independently.


Registration includes:

  • For multiple-attendee sites, each registered participant will receive individual logins due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:

To get full refund, registrant must request refund five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product. 

System requirements: 

Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.  Check system compatibility here.

Accessibility for hearing impaired:

AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact cle@aipla.org. We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.

CLE INFORMATION 

CLE is approved with the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey (Under New Jersey's Reciprocity Rule)
  • New York (Under New York's Approved Jurisdiction Policy)
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Texas

AIPLA has applied for CLE accreditation in the following states: 

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia (may not receive Ethics credits)
  • Washington
 
For information on CLE accreditation in all other states, please contact our CLE Department at cle@aipla.org.  CLE credit may be available, but will require additional time for approval and COA delivery.


CLE Restrictions: 

ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Utah

These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.

ATTENTION attorneys in Alabama

AIPLA does not submit courses for approval in Alabama.  Alabama attendees may select the free, no CLE option to watch the webinar and use course materials and their certificate of attendance to request course approval directly from the Alabama State Bar. 

ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona

Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.

ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   

 Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.

 

 

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