Monday 8 July

Canadian IP Update: A Post Covid Landscape

When and where

Date and time

Start: Monday 8 July 2024, 02:00 PM

End: Monday 8 July 2024, 06:30 PM


CIPA, Viaro House, 20-23 Holborn, London, EC1N 2JD

Event Overview

CIPA is delighted to be hosting our friends from the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) for an in-person seminar during their summer visit. Delegates from IPIC will be providing updates on IPIC activities, the trademark landscape, intellectual property policy changes in Canada and recent case law updates. Spaces will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment!


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Programme & Speakers

Monday 8 July 2024

  • 14:00 - 14:30 - Tea/Coffee and Registration
  • 14:30 – 14:40 - Welcome and Introductions
    Daniel Chew, CIPA Past President, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

    Daniel Chew, CIPA Past President, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP

    As well as being one of the industry’s top mobile and communications technologies experts, Daniel is the driving force behind HLK’s success in Asia. Being a fluent Mandarin speaker and frequent visitor to Asia, Daniel has taken the role of Head of Asia Group and led the firm’s  presence in Asia from strength to strength. It is largely thanks to Daniel’s hard work and strategic thinking that HLK now represents the largest EPO filer in Taiwan and a number of top ten EPO filers in China. Daniel enjoys visiting clients and attending events, as he finds that this is the best way for him to listen to and fully understand each of his client’s needs in order to provide them global strategic IP advice.

    On a higher level, Daniel has been involved in joint missions with patent offices in promoting the IP profession and IP protection in Europe through various overseas visits to Asian countries as well as the USA. In the last couple of years, Daniel also led the Asia Group and hosted delegations from the Shanghai Pudong New Area IP Administration in their visits to Germany and the UK. More significantly, Daniel was invited to be the keynote speaker at an Intellectual Property International Forum which was part of China’s First International Import Expo.

    Daniel has been an active member of the CIPA Council for the last four years and has been a member of CIPA’s International Liaison Committee, chairing the China Working Group, for a number of years.  A leading European Patent Attorney with nearly 20 years’ experience in private practice, Daniel is also recognised as a future leader of the IP profession in the UK. In January 2022, he was appointed Vice-President of CIPA, and as President with effect from 1 January 2023.

  • 14:40 – 15:10 - Trademark examination, language laws, and professional regulation
    Paula Clancy, Gowling WLG & IPIC President

    Paula Clancy, Gowling WLG & IPIC President

    Paula has over 28 years of experience as a corporate/commercial and trademark lawyer. Paula is fluent in both Spanish and French.

    Paula is currently serving as President and Chair of the Board of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Trademark Association (INTA) and AIPPI (Canada).

    Paula has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trademarks). She has a significant local practice, where her clients range from start-ups and SMEs, to publicly-traded companies. She has been recognized in The Legal 500 Canada 2023 Leading Individuals list and in Best Lawyers in Canada 2023, as well as receiving the Lexology Client Choice Awards 2024.

    In 2008, Paula was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 award. She was also nominated and selected as a finalist for the Businesswoman of the Year Award (2014). She was featured in Distinctive Women Magazine and won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2017). She has been ranked for several consecutive years (2011 – 2023) among the world’s leading trademark practitioners by World Trademark Review’s Top 1000 (WTR 1000) publication.


  • 15:10 – 15:40 - Case law Year in Review
    Nathaniel Lipkus, Osler & IPIC Vice President

    Nathaniel Lipkus, Osler & IPIC Vice President

    Nathaniel is an intellectual property litigator and strategist, with an emphasis on patent, commercial IP and life sciences regulatory issues. He is also a registered Canadian patent and trademark agent.

    Nathaniel has represented numerous companies in a wide variety of industries in patent proceedings across Canada and pro hac vice in the United States. He has successfully argued leading cases on patent eligibility in the life sciences and software fields. He has also litigated trademark, copyright, trade secret and other commercial matters. Nathaniel was lead counsel for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada’s only patent litigation involving claims to human genes, representing the hospital pro bono.

    Nathaniel has also advocated on behalf of life sciences clients before numerous regulatory agencies in Canada and the United States on intellectual property, regulatory approval, pricing and reimbursement, and antitrust matters. This advocacy involves managing IP issues, removing barriers to health product approval, and law reform efforts.

    In addition to his role as advocate, a significant part of Nathaniel’s practice is assisting emerging and high-growth companies with business-critical intellectual property issues, including IP in large acquisitions, strategic IP licensing, IP risk management, and IP structuring in ongoing operations. This work enables Nathaniel to engage with a high throughput of clients and IP issues at the cutting edge in a variety of technological fields.

    Nathaniel also has a depth of experience advising on international trade-related intellectual property matters, having served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s IP Trade Policy Committee during Canada’s negotiation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • 15:40 – 16:00 - Refreshment Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 - Privilege and IP policy updates
    Jason Hynes, Bereskin & Parr

    Jason Hynes, Bereskin & Parr

    Jason Hynes is a partner and leader of the Waterloo Region office with over two decades of experience working in intellectual property. As a lawyer, patent agent, and trademark agent he provides practical business focused advice to his clients on all aspects of IP, with a particular focus on strategic patent filings and global enforcement for small and medium sized entities. He also advises on trademark matters and licensing issues.

    Prior to joining the firm, he completed his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, worked in mechanical design in the automotive sector and subsequently in electronics manufacturing.

    Jason is an Adjunct Professor at Western University in the Faculty of Law where he regularly teaches courses on Advanced Intellectual Property and Advanced Patent Law. He has won several teaching awards in this role.

    Jason has served on various advisory committees in the intellectual property field, including on the board of directors of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and on the Registration Committee for the College of Patent and Trademark Agents (CPATA). He is currently serving on the Executive Committee of IPIC as Secretary.

  • 16:30 – 17:00 - IP strategy education programs, and IP Assist
    Elizabeth Dipchand, Dipchand LLP

    Elizabeth Dipchand, Dipchand LLP

    Elizabeth regularly advises corporations on in-depth identification, acquisition, maintenance, management & leveraging and protection & enforcement of intellectual property and intangible assets. Based on her in-depth experience, she is regularly asked to speak to these dynamic issues both publicly and privately.

    In her litigation practice, Elizabeth represents clients in matters before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court, and Ontario Court of Appeal. With extensive experience in the management of complex litigation in a variety of industries (pharma, SaaS, wireless communications, mining), she represents clients in traditional IP litigation matters, as well as disputes relating to misleading advertising, grey-goods/anti-counterfeit, and commercial litigation matters related to IP and intangible assets.

    Her solicitor aspect of practice includes licensing, contract, and transactional work. She develops a long-term legal strategy to leverage SMEs and larger corporations’ intellectual capital and assist in their overall growth and development. Clients regularly rely on her to coordinate their intellectual capital management and enforcement strategies in crucial jurisdictions worldwide.

    Elizabeth gained significant experience in the intellectual property litigation group of a major national firm and continued her practice at the nation’s top-ranked litigation boutique before turning to her graduate studies and founding Dipchand LLP. Her practice focused on pharmaceutical and biotech patent litigation, drug & biologics regulatory law. In particular, Elizabeth has had extensive experience with proceedings commenced pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

    She regularly collaborates with her multinational client’s global external counsel and advisors to provide them with targeted advice and a seamless client experience. Her clients receive the full attention that a boutique offers with the tenacity of a global legal giant.

    Elizabeth is also an active member of several professional associations and has the pleasure of serving as on the Board of Directors for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Beyond her legal practice, Elizabeth is proud to be actively involved with and support a number of organizations focused making our world a better place. She is a founding member of The Big Push, a women driven collective accelerating women-founded or co-founded start-ups and sits on the Board of Directors of FORA: Network for Change, an organization dedicated to the advancement through leadership of girls and women globally. For years, Elizabeth has had the privilege of serving as a judge for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, Women of Influence’s premier national awards program. As well, Elizabeth sits on the Board of Directors for the Shaw Festival Theater in Niagara-On-The-Lake and is pleased to promote the theater’s strong tradition of rebellious rabble rousing.

  • 17:00 – 18:30 - Drinks Reception

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