Panel – Intellectual Property

EVENT: A panel discussion on the implications of intellectual property for individuals and institutions in the National Capital Region

SPEAKERS: Michael Bloom, Moderator

Ken Larose, Panellist

Jennifer Raoul, Panellist

Abigail Smith, Panellist

John Wallace, Panellist

DATE: April 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5M2

(Participants are invited to attend an informal reception after the presentation, where a cash bar for wine and beer will be available.)

BIOGRAPHIES:

Michael Bloom, a graduate of Carleton University and the University of Oxford, is currently the Vice-President of Organization Effectiveness and Learning at the Conference Board of Canada.

Ken Larose has studied at Carleton University and the University of Edinburgh. He is currently the Chair of the National Archival Appraisal Board and has researched and written on copyright. He currently focuses on the appraisal of individual and corporate contributions to Canadian cultural and educational institutions.

Jennifer Raoul is a patent lawyer and partner with Borden Ladner Gervais. She holds a doctorate in pharmacology from Dalhousie University and specializes in patent applications related to the life sciences.

Abigail Smith is a recent law graduate of the University of Ottawa where her studies focused on the intersection of law and technology. She previously completed a BSc at Dalhousie University and an MSc at McMaster University. She is the recent co-winner of the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot held at Oxford University.

John Wallace is in the final year of the JD program at the University of Ottawa and a co-winner of the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot held at Oxford University. He will be furthering his studies in Haifa, Israel in May with Professor Michael Geist on global technology policy.

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