Smart & Biggar will be offering a complimentary seminar to provide U.S. counsel and practitioners with an update on Canadian IP law and practice, including practical tips and valuable information for managing IP rights north of the border. The seminar, entitled "Canadian IP Law Update -- Practical Tips and Information for U.S. Attorneys," will be offered on January 24, 2013 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm (CT) at the Palmer House, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, and on January 27, 2013 at W Minneapolis -- The Foshay, 821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.
At the seminar, Matthew Zischka will provide a review of important similarities and differences between U.S. and Canadian patent practice pre- and post-AIA, highlighting advantages and pitfalls for the U.S. practitioner; Mark K. Evans will provide a discussion of differences between Canadian and U.S. trademark practice and recent developments in Canadian trademark law; and Steven B. Garland will provide a discussion of the major differences between Canadian and U.S. intellectual property litigation practices and procedure. The talk will also include a review of the new cost-effective and streamlined summary trial procedures in the Federal Court of Canada. A complimentary lunch will be served before the presentation.
Those wishing to attend the seminar should contact Smart & Biggar at at firstname.lastname@example.org.