The 2nd edition of the Intellectual Property workshop organized
by IRICoR was a huge success
Record attendance about 70 Scientists registered!
MONTRÉAL, QC, January 11, 2013 — IRICoR, the Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) of IRIC-Université de Montréal, today held its second Workshop on Intellectual Property in association with Goudreau Gage Dubuc, one of Canada’s leading patent law firms in business since 1966. The workshop brought together almost 70 participants including many Principal Investigators, Post-doctoral fellows and Research Associates as well as representatives from the Bureau de Valorisation, Développement, Recherche (BRDV) of Université de Montréal and Univalor.
The workshop on the topic of “Patents and Inventorship in Academia” was a huge success.
“ The large number of participants to our workshop can be mainly explained by the fact that academic investigators have a growing interest in a new University-Industry partnership model that requires more attention to the intellectual property related questions” stated Dr Michel Bouvier, Chief Executive Officer of IRICoR.
The workshop welcomed as Keynote Speakers, Dr Alain Dumont and Dr Béatrice Ngatcha from Goudreau Gage Dubuc, both Registered Patent agents in Canada and in the US, as well as Dr David Lessard, Technology Transfer Officer from Université de Montréal. They held the attention of participants with their focused, high quality presentations. Their review of a number of cases that established precedents was particularly helpful in clarifying the concepts being discussed.
At the end of the workshop, Dr Nadine Beauger, Director – Scientific liaison at IRICoR, confirmed that “IRICoR will definitely remain fully dedicated in pursuing the organization of such events geared towards providing additional tools to the academic community on issues of innovation commercialization”.
Nadine Beauger Ph.D., MBA
Director, Scientific Liaison
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