Cost-effective IP options for protecting your ideas and growing your business
Jan
29
8:30 AM08:30

Cost-effective IP options for protecting your ideas and growing your business

APEX Alberta is providing a free seminar for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, students, and startups. 

Come and join us at this seminar presented by:

Dan Polonenko, PhD - A principal and patent agent in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG.

Jeff Coles - A lawyer, trademark agent and patent agent in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG.

This will be an interactive session, encouraging audience input, participation and discussion from our group.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

The delivery of the session will be from both a business perspective and a legal perspective, with two overarching themes:

1.Incorporating new ideas or design improvements into an existing business, and

2.Starting a new business around a new idea.

Similar IP issues with both streams:

 -    Options for protecting ideas (other ways than just patenting; what are they and how can they be acquired & used),

 -    Things to do, and not do,

 -    What are your options if someone tries to steal your idea,

 -    How much will protecting IP cost, how much time will be required, and where can I get help with those costs,

 -    How can you be certain that someone else won’t try to stop you with a cease and desist letter,

 -    Things to do if you receive a cease and desist letter.

How to implement and use Good Management Practices for:

  -    Documentation and record keeping (the realization that an invention may have been discovered usually happens several months after the invention is actually made),

 -    Keeping trade secrets as secrets, and minimizing premature public disclosures,

 -    Sorting out who are inventors and who are not.

Cost-efficient options for fast-tracking patent applications through drafting, prosecution, and allowances.

And if time permits, options for fast-tracking prototype development, testing, and commercialization using the resources that are available in southern Alberta.

We are also offering one-on-one meetings where you can meet directly with the IP agents to discuss your specific ideas.

Note that these one-on-one sessions will also be offered at no charge however, an appointment is not guaranteed as appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The appointment time you will be allotted will be 45 minutes in length.

WHEN:

 Tuesday, January 29, 2019

 Registrations will begin at 8:30 am

 Presentations will start at 8:50 am

 Session ends at 12:00 noon

IP Presentation Location:

 Medicine Hat College

 299 College Drive, Medicine Hat, AB

 Crowfoot Room

One-on-one Sessions, Location:

 Community Futures office, 556 4th Street SE, Suite 202, Medicine Hat, AB

 Jan 29, one-on-one sessions:  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 Jan 30, one-on-one sessions:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 Note that we will be providing coffee, drinks and snacks but lunch will NOT be provided. 

 The first 10 registrations will receive a FREE Canadian Intellectual Property Law book.

Please direct all questions about this event, and appointment scheduling to Elizabeth Blair at Eblair@albertacf.com or by calling 403-528-2824 REGISTER HERE

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What you need to know about employment law for 2019:   Contracts, childcare, cannabis and cyberspace
Feb
27
8:50 AM08:50

What you need to know about employment law for 2019: Contracts, childcare, cannabis and cyberspace

APEX Alberta is providing a free seminar for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, students, and startups.  

Come and join us at this seminar presented by:

Jennifer Koschinsky is a partner in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG, practicing primarily in the area of labour and employment law.  Jennifer routinely advises employers on the entire employment relationship – from pre-hiring to termination, and everything in between.  She has appeared before all levels of the Courts of Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as before the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal and Alberta Labour Relations Board.

This will be an interactive session, encouraging audience input, participation and discussion from our group.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Best practices for employment agreements (when do you need them, what you should cover, and how to change them);

  • Marijuana in the workplace (how to handle medical marijuana, and considerations for recreational marijuana, as well as best practices for employment policies);

  • Termination for off-duty conduct (how to handle off-duty social media postings, what you can and can’t control, and what you can do when you don’t like what your employee is posting); and

  • Accommodation in the workplace (how to handle accommodation requests, what needs to be accommodated, what can you do when an employee is on leave, and what if you can’t accommodate the employee).

The delivery of the session will be from both a business perspective and a legal perspective:

 We are also offering one-on-one meetings where you can meet directly with the HR Lawyer.

Note these one-on-one sessions will also be offered at no charge however, an appointment is not guaranteed as appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The appointment time you will be allotted will be 45 minutes in length.

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Registrations will begin at 8:30 am

Presentations will start at 8:50 am

Session ends at 12:00 noon

HR Presentation Location:

Medicine Hat College

299 College Drive, Medicine Hat, AB

Crowfoot Room

One-on-one Sessions, Location:

Community Futures office, 556 4th Street SE, Suite 202, Medicine Hat, AB

Feb 27, one-on-one sessions:  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Feb 28, one-on-one sessions:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Note that we will be providing coffee, drinks and snacks but no lunch will be provided.

Please direct all questions about this event, and appointment scheduling to Elizabeth Blair at Eblair@albertacf.com or by calling 403-528-2824 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

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Selling to the Government
May
1
8:30 AM08:30

Selling to the Government

Governments spend billions of dollars each year on goods, services and construction.

APEX Alberta, in partnership with the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is offering a seminar designed to help businesses in our region understand how to navigate the government procurement process and find business opportunities with municipal, provincial and federal government entities.

 Confirmed Presenters at this event:

 1.City of Medicine Hat

 2.Government of Alberta

 3.Government of Canada

 4.Defence Construction Canada

 5.Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce

 What you will learn:

 Introduction to government contracting

 Where to access bid and contracting opportunities

 How to ensure you assemble an effective response to a bid opportunity

 How to Market your business, goods and services to the government

 This session is FREE and it includes lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a free parking pass.

Note that registrations will take place between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. The first presentation will start at 8:45 am.

 The session will be held at the Medicine Hat College, in the Crowfoot Room which is located at the North end of the College campus.       An event agenda will be issued closer to the session date to each ticket holder.

REGISTER HERE

 If you have any questions about this event, please call Elizabeth Blair at 403-528-2824

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