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IP & Legal Startup Bootcamp – Hybrid Event

November 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Join us for a 1 hour crash course on corporate and intellectual property law.

Our IP & Legal Bootcamp session is hybrid, the venue is Brampton City Hall West Tower. It is a good opportunity to connect with regional innovation community!

This session will be open to all Regional Innovation Centre Clients and is offered in collaboration with Haltech and Innovation Factory. You must be registered with a Regional Innovation Centre to attend. If you are not currently registered with any, register here.

Pallett Valo & Bereskin & Parr will join us on November 15th for a one hour crash course on Corporate and IP law for tech startups.

Corporate Law with Pallett Valo will cover:

  • Incorporation
  • Organization
  • Shareholders Agreements

Intellectual Property with Bereskin & Parr will cover:

  • What is IP and why is it important
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Industrial Design
  • Trade Secrets
  • Copyright
  • Other tips & tricks

2:00 pm- 2:30 pm additional Q&A period

About the Speakers

Matthew Kindree, Partner, Pallett Valo LLP

Matthew Kindree is the Head of Pallett Valo’s Business Law Practice. Matt joined the Firm as a Partner in 2018 after several years as a Partner at one of the world’s largest international law firms. Matt has been recognized by Lexpert magazine as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, an award recognizing the leading lawyers in Canada under the age of 40. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Corporate and Commercial Law, and by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada as a specialist in Corporate Finance.

Matt practices and has extensive expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, and corporate reorganizations and restructurings. He advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters across all industries, including the technology, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries. His practice also includes counseling start-up enterprises on general business, corporate finance and regulatory matters.

Stephen Beney, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Stephen Beney is Managing Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is the Head of the Mississauga office and leads the Medical Devices practice group. Stephen works with clients to assess IP needs, and has helped to secure patents for a diverse array of clients, including start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, major multinational companies and university researchers. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions. Stephen has contributed extensively to patent education in Canada. He has been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC-McGill University Patent Course for several years, and is a past Director of that course. Stephen has also been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC Patent Agent Training Course, both the Drafting & Prosecution Module and the Infringement & Validity Module.

Joanna Ma, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Joanna Ma is a technology lawyer specialized in patents with an electrical engineering background. She works with companies to identify their intellectual property and to develop an IP strategy that is practical and aligned with their business goals. Joanna is also an IP advisor at several innovation centres across Ontario.

About Altitude Accelerator

Altitude Accelerator (formerly RIC Centre) is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. Altitude’s focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.

Our team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. The team helps companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster.

About Innovation Factory

Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator, providing entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring your disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.

Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:

  • Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market
  • Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
  • Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation

Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.

About Haltech

Haltech is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) across the province of Ontario. We are a non-profit corporation backed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and corporate sponsors – Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for all Ontarians.

Whatever stage a company is in, Haltech’s staff and team of experienced advisors are passionate about bringing the right education, advisory services, and strategic connections to develop and grow innovation-oriented businesses to the next stage. From startups to large global corporations, Haltech is available to help you advance your technology-based innovations to market or to scale up your business.