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Protecting Your Intellectual Property

October 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join JLABS for “Let’s Talk Legal – How to… Navigate the Legal Landscape: A workshop series for early stage ventures.” This series of 3 independent workshops is designed to help entrepreneurs demystify the legal landscape and fill in the blanks. The series is organized in partnership with Blakes, one of Canada’s leading law firms.


This is the second workshop in the series of 3 – you did not need to attend the other workshops in order to register.

Workshop 1 | Preparing for your Future as an Entrepreneur: Legal Basics for Start-ups | Sept 29 read more»
Workshop 2 | Protecting your Intellectual Property | Oct 25 read more»
Workshop 3 | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success | Nov 29 read more»

The “How to…” workshop series is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. As with all our events, the “Let’s Talk Legal – How to…” workshop is interactive and informal so bring your questions with you!

Let’s Talk Legal Workshop 2 | Protecting your Intellectual Property

Science plays a key part in your life sciences business. You have technology that no one else offers. You want to share the secret sauce, but only on your terms. How do you make this happen?

This event is the second in a series of presentations on key legal considerations and issues facing entrepreneurs. It is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson’s law department working in close partnership with one of Canada’s leading law firms, Blakes. The lawyers and patent agents presenting these workshops have extensive experience working with life sciences companies ranging from very early-stage ventures through to multi-national public companies.

This practical session will focus on how intellectual property (IP) can be used in your life science business, including:

  • Identifying the types of IP relevant to your business
  • Protecting and managing IP of your business
  • What investors look for in IP due diligence and how to avoid common pitfalls

11:00 AM | Registration Opens, Networking
11:30 AM | Presentation
12:15 PM | Q&A
12:30 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM | Program Close


Maurizio Romano | Director, Law, Janssen, Inc. read bio»
Christopher Jones | Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP read bio»
Thomas Wong | Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP read bio»
Leah Rodin | Patent Agent, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP read bio»

$40 | General Public
$30 | Student/Academic
$55 | At the door
Please note: fees do not go to the presenting lawyers, they cover only catering and event costs

JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario


October 25, 2016
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave., Suite 1300
Toronto, Canada
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