FORPIQ 2019 - CONFERENCE

Navigating in an era where open innovation and intellectual property intertwine.

FORPIQ 2019 aims at promoting the sharing of knowledge and practices related to the good management of open innovation and IP. The conference is for people whose responsibilities include IP considerations.

Date : May 1, 2019

Location : Montréal, Quebec, Canada

 
 

About FORPIQ

FORPIQ (the International Intellectual Property Forum – Quebec) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to increase the level of knowledge of innovative Canadian companies and their advisers with respect to IP assets, in order to gain more value therefrom.

In order to attain this objective, FORPIQ organizes forums bringing together: business leaders, intellectual property experts, investors, as well as government representatives in order to discuss and exchange their experiences and best practices with respect to IP.

FORPIQ was set up jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).

 
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Program

Animated by : Luc Sirois, Director of Prompt

FORPIQ expects 6 hours of training to be accredited by the Barreau du Québec

* For all-day participants *

 

8:00

Registrations, breakfast and coffee

Mingling with the intellectual property and innovation community


8:45

Welcome statement and introduction to the 10th edition of FORPIQ

Alexandre Daoust, President of FORPIQ


9:00

Opening presentation of the honorary president

Carl Blanchet - Director of innovation at Cascades

Innovation at the heart of our strategy!

Cascades has had innovation at heart since its beginnings, 55 years ago. The entrepreneurial and humane spirit being at the heart of our developement, Cascades has always been able to distinguish itself on its markets. The process innovations, human resources management style, and the development of our products are tangible examples which have been instrumental in Cascade's competitiveness. Cascades has also grown via partnerships and collaborative development projects. Today, Cascades has for objective of reaching 20% of its total sales from new products. To this end, external collaboration, and intellectual property, are important segments of Cascade's innovation strategies.


9:45

Freedom-to-operate

Innovation can become open quite involuntarily. Even before thinking of acquiring IP, innovating companies must be weary of the IP held by others, and their competitors in particular. Litigation, which is particularly expensive, is only one of many possible outcomes in situations of conflict, and not the most common one.

This conference will explore the complexities of operational freedom to operate considerations while presenting all the advantages that creativity can procure in this context. Be prepared to receive expert advice as to how to deal with such situations.

Louis Carbonneau - Tangible IP

Pierre Cantin - CCM Hockey


10:30

Health break


11:00

Acquisition and management of IP in a world of open innovation

One of the main advantages of intellectual property is to lengthen the period of time during which the commercial advantages stemming from innovation last. More recently, an increasing number of actors prefer sharing the risks associated with research and development efforts. Our presenters will give practical advice about how to manage intellectual property acquisition, including tips and tricks as to how to benefit from collaborative efforts.

Karim Zhagib - Director General, Center of Excellence, ETSE, Hydro-Québec

Philippe Boivin - Vice President, Corporate Affairs, INO

Catherine Lemay - Group Head, Intellectual Property Management, National Research Council Canada


12:00

LUNCH


12:45

Dessert conference

Trade secret theft : adjudicated examples and best practices

Did you know that the yearly economic impact of industrial espionage has been estimated to 400 billion US dollars? SSA Mann will address this delicate, and very real topic using adjudicated investigations as a source of tangible examples, and provide you with important advice to avoid it.


Nitiana Mann - Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


Parallel afternoon tracks


14:00

BlocK 1

Intellectual property of software and data : a puzzle?

Thierry Badard - Professor, Department of geomatics sciences, Université Laval

Marc Perron - Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder IEEE IETTN

Paul Gagnon - Legal Counsel (IP/IT) Element AI

BlocK 2

Programs for fueling innovation

François Santerre - Innovation Advisor, Innovation Canada - ISED

Hélène Fortier - Research Partnerships Promotion Officer, NSERC

Maxime-R Clerk - Senior Director, Partnerships and Communications, Prompt

Jonathan Gaboury - Adviser Science and Innovation, MEI

Jesse Vincent-Herscovici - Vice-president, Business development, Mitacs


Break


15:15

Block 3

Open innovation to accelerate your R&D, a Canadian Space Agency case study

Propel yourself into the future as part of this sprint design workshop, on the role of the future of the Canadian Space Agency on the issues of climate change and the exploitation of satellite data by SMEs!

Animated by Pascal Beauchesne and Noah Redler at Arche Innovation.

Case study presented by Annie Martin, Project Officer, Operational Space Medicine at Canadian Space Agency together with Lucy Stojak, Executive director at Mosaic HEC Montréal and president of the «Space advisory board».

Block 4

Monetizing intellectual property in a business context - financing and acquisition

Louis Carbonneau - Tangible IP, moderator

Yannick Le Devehat - Vice President Technologies, Icentia, a scaling-up medical device company owning IP

Michael Jaro - Cardinal IP, will share his former experience as VP, Chief Patent Counsel for Medtronic PLC, a company active in acquiring companies owning IP

Antoine Bellemare - Fonds Innov-Export, a fund for innovative startups


Break


16:30

CLOSING CONFERENCE

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE ERA OF INNOVATION - THE FUTURE OF OUR IDEAS

The conference will explore the recent evolution of IP and the manner in which the startup culture and the rise of open-innovation may transform IP in the era of the digital economy. Come join us to revisit the past, learn about the current situation and discover the future of IP with the founder of Arche Innovation.

Noah Redler – Founder Arche Innovation


17:30

Cocktail

 
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A message from our President

The phenomena of globalization, multiplication of data sources in the workplace, and collaborative innovation are putting constant pressures on business strategies. Intellectual property management techniques must adapt accordingly.

For this 10th edition of FORPIQ, our organizing committee is particularly proud of its presenters. They are high level intellectual property advisors and managers from different horizons who will communicate their points of view and share insights based on their experience, as they manoeuver, like you, in a universe in constant mutation. Thank you for being part of this important provincial rendez-vous of the innovation and intellectual property community, and thereby contributing to FORPIQ’s success.

Now, let the conference begin!

 
 
 
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Alexandre Daoust

President FORPIQ

 
 
 

Organizing committee

 
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Alexandre Daoust

President

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Martin Couillard

Treasurer

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Julien Verneau

Secretary

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Béatrice Ngatcha

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Andréanne Auger

Administrator

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Mélanie Carpentier

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MICHEL SOFIA

Administrator

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Véronique Bougie

Past president

 

Our Partners

We warmly thank our partners, without whom the realization of FORPIQ would have been impossible.

 

GOLD PARTNER

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SILVER PARTNERS

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BRONZE PARTNERS

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CORPORATE TABLE

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO CONTENT

 

BROADCASTING PARTNERS

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Venue

This year, FORPIQ will take place at :

Centre Mont-Royal

2200 rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 3R8

How to get there

 

Our Founding Members

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