CBA IP Day 2023

CBA IP Day | CBA Federal Courts Judges' Dinner

Presented by the CBA Intellectual Property Section

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | Ottawa, ON
Fairmont Château Laurier

The Canadian Bar Association’s IP Day is back in person!  Join us on April 26, 2023 for the premier networking, educational and social event for Canadian intellectual property lawyers across the country.  You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity for members of the bench, regulators and bar to engage in an open exchange of ideas and debate. Come learn from expert panels of speakers about current and key IP topics that are critical to your practice.

REGISTRATION | BREAKFAST
TIME EVENT
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Registration

Foyer

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Mentoring Breakfast

Laurier Room

Sponsor
Marks and Clerk Law LLP

Success in law is challenging to find. Recent social media storms about traditional law firm advice have spurred a discussion about how to build your skills and practice in a changing world.

Join our mentors for small group discussions and advice on how to succeed.

The CBA IP section is extending a special invitation to members within their first 10 years of call; however, all IP Day attendees are welcome to attend.

TOWN HALL MEETING 
TIME EVENT
9:45 am – 11:45 am

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for members of the bench, regulators and bar to engage in an open exchange of ideas.

SESSION A: Federal Court Town Hall **SOLD OUT**

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Session A: Federal Court Town Hall

Adam Room

Moderator: Erin Best, Stewart McKelvey
Opening remarks: The Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice, Federal Court of Canada
Speakers:
The Honourable Michael D. Manson, Federal Court of Canada
The Honourable Mandy Aylen, Justice, Federal Court of Canada
The Honourable Angela Furlanetto, Justice, Federal Court of Canada
L.E. Trent Horne, Associate Judge, Federal Court of Canada
Closing Remarks: The Honourable George R. Locke, Federal Court of Appeal

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

Foyer

11:00 am– 11:45 am

Session A: Federal Court Town Hall (continued)

Adam Room

SESSION B: CIPO Town Hall **POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA**

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Session B: CIPO Town Hall

Postponed - New Date TBA

The 5th annual forum, hosted by CBA and CIPO, allows members of CIPO and bar to engage in an open discussion in a “town hall” format.

The 2023 CIPO Townhall will include CIPO’s CEO and representatives from CIPO’s Patent Branch, Trademark and Industrial Design Branch, Trademark Opposition Board, Patent Appeal Board and Corporate Strategies and Services Branch. The CIPO speakers will discuss the new 2023−2028 Business Strategy, ongoing initiatives in the different branches, and current services. There will be a panel discussion on current service improvements in intellectual property practice from the CIPO perspective and participants will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

Moderator: Charlotte McDonald, Gowling WLG (Toronto, ON)
Speakers:
Konstantinos Georgaras, Chief Executive Officer, CIPO
Elias Collette, Director General, Corporate Strategies and Services branch, CIPO
Virginie Éthier, Director General, Patent Branch, CIPO
Jeffrey Orser, Senior Director, Patent Branch, CIPO
Scott Vasudev, Director, Patent Branch, CIPO
Neena Kushwaha, Chairperson, Patent Appeal Board, CIPO
Martin BĂ©liveau, Chairperson, Trademarks Opposition Board, CIPO
Iyana Goyette, Deputy Director, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch, CIPO
David Benovoy, Acting Director, Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch, CIPO

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Session B: CIPO Town Hall (continued)

LUNCH | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AFTERNOON
TIME EVENT
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch
Remote Litigation and Work: for Better or for Worse?

Laurier Room

Join us over lunch for a candid discussion on the benefits and challenges of working and litigating remotely, with perspectives from the bench and bar.

Moderator: Ben Pearson, Seastone IP (Vancouver, BC)

Speakers:
The Honourable Nicholas McHaffie, Federal Court of Canada
Donna White, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Ottawa, ON)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

EDI Session: Breaking Down Barriers: Moving Towards Equity and Inclusion

Adam Room

Are you interested in learning more about the experiences of diverse legal professionals in achieving full inclusion in the legal profession and in society at large? Join our vibrant panel for a thought-provoking discussion on the importance of equity and inclusion, and how you can be an ally in promoting these values in your workplace and community.

Speakers:
Tracey Doyle, Bennett Jones (Toronto, ON)
Sally Hemming, Smart & Biggar (Toronto, ON)
Alexandra Peterson, Torys (Toronto, ON)

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

Foyer

Sponsor
Bennett Jones

IP Professional Development Sessions: The Return of the IP Debates

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

AI in the Legal Profession: A Boon or a Bane?

Adam Room

See ChatGPT debate against a member of the bar.

Speakers:
Michael Shortt, Fasken (Montreal, QC)
Veronica Tsou, Lenczner Slaght LLP (Toronto, ON)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The New PM(NOC) Regime: Is It Progressive, or Just Stifling Advancements in Law?

Adam Room

Sponsor
Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co

Join us for a discussion on the broader implications of the PM (NOC) regime on advancements in substantive IP law and Federal Court practice.

Moderator: Andrew Skodyn, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Toronto, ON)

Speakers:
Marian Wolanski, Belmore Neidrauer LLP (Toronto, ON)
Neil Fineberg, Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP (Toronto, ON)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Impact of Vavilov: Is Judicial Review Now a Remedy of No Resort?

Adam Room

Vavilov sought to rewrite the law of judicial review. Has it helped?

Moderator: Andrew Bernstein, Torys LLP (Toronto, ON)

Speaker: Paul Daly, University Research Chair in Administrative Law & Governance, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

FEDERAL COURTS JUDGES’ DINNER **SOLD OUT**
TIME EVENT
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Junior Bar Networking Reception
(by invitation only)

Foyer

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking Reception

Foyer

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Federal Courts Judges’ Dinner and Honoree Presentation

Ballroom