FORPIQ 2019 - CONFERENCE

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

FORPIQ 2019’s goal is to promote the sharing of knowledge and of best practices pertaining to IP and open innovation. The conference is geared towards people whose responsibilities include the management of IP-related issues.

Date: May 1st 2019

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Early registration (up to April 1st, 2019): $395

Regular registration: $465

 

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

FORPIQ 2019 will be animated by Luc Sirois, Director of Prompt

 

8:00

Registrations, breakfast and coffee

Mingling with the intellectual property and innovation community


8:45

Welcome statement

Introduction to the 10th edition of FORPIQ


9:00

Opening presentation of the honorary president

Carl Blanchet, Director of innovation at Cascades

The story of Cascades, from the point of view of innovation and intellectual property


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


10:30

Pause santé


11:00

La gestion/acquisition de PI dans un monde d’innovation ouverte

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. 

Dr. Karim Zhagib, Directeur général, Centre d’excellence – ETSE, Hydro-Québec

 Philippe Boivin, vice-président – Affaires corporatives de l’INO.


12:00

Lunch


12:45

Dessert Conference

Announcement to follow!


Afternoon workshops


14:00

Bloc 1A

Non-traditional IP and Open Source software management

Bloc 1B

Financing and partnerships


Break


15:00

Bloc 2A

Accelerate your R&D!

Collaborative innovation workshops

Opening presentation by Noah Redler, CEO Arch Innovation


Bloc 2B

IP strategies based on commercial priorities


Break


16:45

Closing conference, followed by closing statement

Announcement to follow!


17:15

Cocktail

 
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 A message from our President

The phenomena of globalization, data, and collaborative innovation are putting constant pressure on business strategies. Intellectual property management and protection techniques must adapt accordingly.

The 10th edition of FORPIQ will feature experienced intellectual property managers working in business or technology transfer. These managers will share practical advice, based on their experience and knowledge, as they maneuver in this context of constant change and try to stay on the lookout for best practices.

For the May 1, 2019 event, our goal is to attract more than 200 intellectual property managers who want to update their knowledge by listening to speakers, participating in workshops and networking with colleagues across the province.

We count on you to place intellectual property at the heart of our discussions for a day, and make FORPIQ a success for the 10th time!

 
 
 
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Alexandre Daoust

President of Organizing Committee, 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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Alexandre Ajami

Former Secretary

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Michel Sofia

Administrator

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Véronique Bougie

Past President

 
 

Our Founding Members

Many thanks to the below organizations who founded FORPIQ.

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Our Partners

We extend many thanks to the below organizations, who are sponsors of FORPIQ.

Gold Partner

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Corporate Table

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Venue

This year, FORPIQ will be taking place at:

Centre Mont-Royal

2200 Mansfield St, Montreal, QC H3A 3R8

How to get there