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Innovation Peer Group Session 2: Intellectual Property Handling and Financial Modelling

  • TechConnex- IBM Innovation Space 3600 Steeles Ave. E Markham - Room A101 Markham, ON, L3R 9Z7 CANADA (map)

Key to gaining speed and de-risking investment in innovation projects

Often when teams focus on innovation they are hyper-focused on the product or service that they are looking to bring to market.  Later, once significant investments have been made, they are frustrated to learn that their great innovation is getting derailed because of two key reasons. First, is they didn’t plan ahead and act thoroughly when it came to securing their intellectual property.  Second, is because the financial model is associated with their innovation is outdated or not believed by those holding the purse strings for the next stage.  The good news is that as much as two years can be taken out of your commercialization timeframe by professionally managing these two key elements of any successful innovation early at the very early stages in the project. 

This second of in our six-part innovation peer group series will explore best practices of intellectual property strategy development, planning and tactics as well as how to build a business model that will better position your innovation for its next stage of funding requirements.

Session outline:

  • Understand actions you can take to better secure your intellectual property and/or share it with others. 
  • How to build a strategic framework for handling IP
  • IP project management within the larger innovation framework
  • Newer approaches to handling IP
  • The right metrics for your innovation at the right stage of investment
  • When and how to engage the financial team in your innovation
  • When and what to share and what to hold onto about our invention/innovation  
  • Panel and audience discussion

Session benefits:

  • Learn how to speed up and de-risk your innovation initiative
  • Discover best practices of protecting your IP and building your financial model
  • Provide you with solid workable plan for your IP
  • Discover the distinct types of financial modelling and who should be preparing them
  • Most effective ways to create next-generation business models and how they can be implemented in conjunction with your IP strategy

Who Should Join?

Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Business Unit Leaders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs who are responsible for taking their innovation efforts to the next level. Leaders who are looking to de-risk and quicken their technology innovation processes and have faced some sort of disruption from competitors and/or losing market share will benefit the most from this peer session.

Jonathan Landon, President of Connectiv Innovation, will facilitate the session featuring another strong lineup of guest speakers; 

   Keynote Speaker:  Amalia Berg, Partner, Goodmans LLP   Amalia Berg is a partner and heads the Intellectual Property ("IP") Group at Goodmans. Amalia practices exclusively in the areas of IP and technology law with an emphasis on trade-marks, copyright and confidential information. Her practice encompasses all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management including trademark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad. Amalia is currently Chair of the Canadian Roundtable Subcommittees of the International Trademark Association’s Programs Committee. From 1999 to 2008, Amalia was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Trademark Legislation Committee. In addition, Amalia is a regular speaker at Canadian and foreign conferences dealing with intellectual property issues.  For more bio info please click the link;  http://www.goodmans.ca/People/Amalia_Berg

Keynote Speaker: Amalia Berg, Partner, Goodmans LLP

Amalia Berg is a partner and heads the Intellectual Property ("IP") Group at Goodmans. Amalia practices exclusively in the areas of IP and technology law with an emphasis on trade-marks, copyright and confidential information. Her practice encompasses all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management including trademark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad. Amalia is currently Chair of the Canadian Roundtable Subcommittees of the International Trademark Association’s Programs Committee. From 1999 to 2008, Amalia was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Trademark Legislation Committee. In addition, Amalia is a regular speaker at Canadian and foreign conferences dealing with intellectual property issues.

For more bio info please click the link; http://www.goodmans.ca/People/Amalia_Berg

If you think you meet the criteria for this peer group please Click Here to register. 

   Facilitated by:  Jonathan Landon, President & Founder of Connectiv Innovation   Prior to founding Connectiv, Jonathan spent the majority of his career at Kimberly-Clark Corporation where he held various positions with global accountability including IT Strategy, Innovation & Architecture, e-Commerce, Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Business Intelligence., Jonathan has implemented technology in over 50 countries and played key roles in a diverse range of projects ranging from starting up a business in China to divesting a $2 Billion global Health Care business and moving it onto a set of cloud-based services.

Facilitated by: Jonathan Landon, President & Founder of Connectiv Innovation

Prior to founding Connectiv, Jonathan spent the majority of his career at Kimberly-Clark Corporation where he held various positions with global accountability including IT Strategy, Innovation & Architecture, e-Commerce, Infrastructure, Computer Security, and Business Intelligence., Jonathan has implemented technology in over 50 countries and played key roles in a diverse range of projects ranging from starting up a business in China to divesting a $2 Billion global Health Care business and moving it onto a set of cloud-based services.