Upcoming IP/IT events you won’t want to miss

It’s the fall. After a long hot summer, you may be ready to attend a conference, roundtable, or panel discussion to learn about important developments or issues in IT/IP law. Here are few I am participating in that you may want to attend.

October 3-4, The 2012 Quorum Club. The Quorum Club brings together senior corporate counsel and senior private law firm practitioners in a setting where they can share ideas, opinions and network in a way that few gatherings in Canada offer. I am participating in the 2012 QC Roundtable: IP Playbook for the GC.

October 5, 2012, C.D. Howe Institute Policy Roundtable. The roundtable topic is Streaming the Supreme Court on Downloaded Music Royalties: Who Wins, Who Loses, Who Pays? I am on the panel along with Judy Naiberg, VP Legal and Business Affairs, Sony Music Entertainment, and Paul Spurgeon VP, Legal Services and GC of SOCAN.

October 25, 2012, the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group. Panel discussion on the Supreme Court copyright pentology. I am on a panel with Professor David Vaver (Osgoode Hall Law School) and Fraser Mann (Mann Symons).

October 29-30, The Sixteenth Annual Canadian Information Technology Law Association (“IT.CAN”) Conference. This year it will be held in Montreal. There are many excellent sessions; something for every IT lawyer. I will be moderating a panel on Advanced Software Licensing Issues. The panelists are Wendy Gross (Oslers), François Lajeunesse, Senior Counsel, Bell Canada, and Peter Ruby (Goodmans). If you have any questions about the program you can contact Lisa Ptack, IT.CAN Executive Director at [email protected].

November 3, 2012,  Ryerson University Information Technology (RUIT) 2012 Conference. My topic is how technology challenges the law

December 3 – 4, 2012, Insight Conference on Copyright Law and Practice in Canada Now: Analysis and Implications of the new Legislation and Latest Supreme Court Rulings. I am moderating a panel titled: The Relevance and Future of Copyright Law. The panelists will be Dale Cendali, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis (NY), Prof. Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, David Kent Partner (MacMillan), and Paul Spurgeon, Vice President Legal Services and GC SOCAN.

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