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Downtown Innovation Peer Group - Gain Speed and De-Risk Investment in Innovation Projects

  • 28 Feb 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Goodman's LLP - 333 Bay St., Suite #3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
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  • price is included in the annual membership fee

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Intellectual Property Handling and Financial Modelling –  
 Key to gaining speed and de-risking investment in innovation projects

Often when teams focus on innovation they are hyper-focused on the product or service that they are looking to bring to market.  Later, once significant investments have been made, they are frustrated to learn that their great innovation is getting derailed because of two key reasons. First, is they didn’t plan ahead and act thoroughly when it came to securing their intellectual property.  Second, is because the financial model is associated with their innovation is outdated or not believed by those holding the purse strings for the next stage.  The good news is that as much as two years can be taken out of your commercialization timeframe by professionally managing these two key elements of any successful innovation early at the very early stages in the project. 

This second of in our six-part innovation peer group series will explore best practices of intellectual property strategy development, planning and tactics as well as how to build a business model that will better position your innovation for its next stage of funding requirements.

Jonathan Landon, President of Connectiv Innovation, will facilitate the session featuring another strong lineup of guest speakers. 

Session outline:

  • Understand actions you can take to better secure your intellectual property and/or share it with others. 
  • How to build a strategic framework for handling IP
  • IP project management within the larger innovation framework
  • Newer approaches to handling IP
  • The right metrics for your innovation at the right stage of investment
  • When and how to engage the financial team in your innovation
  •  When and what to share and what to hold onto about our invention/innovation  
  • Panel and audience discussion

Session benefits:

  • Learn how to speed up and de-risk your innovation initiative
  • Discover best practices of protecting your IP and building your financial model
  •  Provide you with solid workable plan for your IP
  • Discover the distinct types of financial modeling and who should be preparing them
  • Most effective ways to create next generation business models and how they can be implemented in conjunction with your IP strategy

Amalia Berg

Partner and head of the IP Group. Practices IP and technology law focusing on trademarks, copyright and confidential information. Practice includes all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management including trademark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad, opinion work, opposition and cancellation proceedings, enforcement, IP transactional work, licensing, and domain name and e-commerce issues. Registered Trademark Agent. Active member of professional organizations and has sat on committees of several organizations dealing with IP law. Currently Chair for the Programming Subcommittee of the Law Firm Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and a member of that organization’s Roundtable Committee. Former member of the Executive Committee of the OBA’s Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Toronto Chapter, former co-Chair of IPIC's Trademark Legislation Committee (1999–2008), former Chair and current member of the CBA’s National IP Section and former chair of the OBA’s Information Technology/E-Commerce Section. Regular speaker at conferences on trademark issues. Recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Best Lawyers in CanadaThe Canadian Legal Lexpert DirectoryChambers Global and Chambers Canada. Also recognized in trademarks by Who’s Who Legal Canada, Euromoney’s Guides to the World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.

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Who Should Join?

Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Business Unit Leaders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs who are responsible for taking their innovation efforts to the next level. Leaders who are looking to de-risk and quicken their technology innovation processes, and have faced some sort of disruption from competitors and/or losing market share will benefit the most from this peer session. 

Facilitator: Jonathan Landon, President & Founder of Connectiv Innovation


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