ROBIC WEBINARS 2022



ROBIC WEBNARS 2022

By popular demand, new virtual webinars will be available for free
as of September 2022.

Don’t miss our 8 webinars
that will cover various topics related to intellectual property and technology law.

Join us from 12:00 to 13:00 p.m. on the following dates
and don’t hesitate to share our schedule with your colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you there!



SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBRE 21

Demystifying Privacy Enhancing Technologies

By Tara D’Aigle-Curley


OCTOBER

OCTOBER 12 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

Intellectual Property and the Right to Repair

By Jules Gaudin and Frédéric Venne

OCTOBER 13 [WEBINAR IN ENGLISH]

New Canadian Patent Rules: What foreign applicants ans their representatives should know

By Isabelle Girard and Julien Fleurance

OCTOBER 18 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

New Canadian Patent Rules: What foreign applicants ans their representatives should know

By Isabelle Girard and Julien Fleurance

OCTOBER 19 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

CANCELLED – Trends in Legal Remedies for Cyber Incidents

By Julien Fleurance and Isabelle Girard


NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 2 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

Intellectual Property and Start-Ups: The Right Tools to get started

By Virginie Brien Gagnon and Sue Wang

NOVEMBER 9 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

Innovation Mapping: a Powerful Tool in Business Decision-Making

By Dominique Pomerleau and Frédéric Venne

NOVEMBER 16 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

Acess to Strategic Data in Artificial Intelligence (AI): a Survival Guide

By Marcel Naud

NOVEMBER 23 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

CANCELLED – Targeted Advertising and Privacy: a Balancing Act

By Caroline Jonnaert and Élisabeth Lesage-Bigras

NOVEMBER 30 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

What the New European Patent System could mean for companies

By Julien Fleurance


DECEMBER

DECEMBER 7 [WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

Cowboy Duel, Patent version: who will shoot first?

By Bob H. Sotiriadis and Me Camille Aubin


SEPTEMBER


Demystifying Privacy Enhancing Technologies

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) are tools that use advanced techniques derived from the fields of cryptography and statistics. In addition to supporting data minimization, anonymization and pseudonymization, these tools protect consumers’ right to privacy. By combining PETs with the development of robust personal information management practices and policies, companies can ensure they are following industry best practices and building consumer confidence.

OCTOBER


Intellectual Property and the Right to Repair

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
The Right to Repair remains an important issue, and a number of initiatives have been put in place at various levels all over the world. Whether it’s a question of access to specialized tools by suppliers, recommendations by government authorities or more specific bills, the development of this right will have a direct impact on the entire production and consumption chain. However, both the advent of this right and its implementation raise certain issues (e.g. copyright, patents, guarantees, contractual obligations, etc.), particularly in terms of the relationship between suppliers and their customers.

This presentation aims to provide an overview of initiatives related to the Right to Repair in order help the audience gain an initial understanding of this subject.

CANCELLED – Trends in Legal Remedies for Cyber Incidents

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
A cybersecurity incident can result in its share of negative consequences for those affected. These consequences can sometimes be dealt with by means of specific legal remedies.

In this presentation, Patrick Laverty-Lavoie and Cara Parisien will discuss the various legal remedies available to victims of a cyberattack, as well as current and future trends in this area.

NOVEMBER


Intellectual Property and Start-Ups: The Right Tools to get started

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
With innovation at the heart of technology companies, it’s essential to develop a good intellectual property strategy from the very beginning.

Through the lens of business growth, this presentation will identify the various types of intellectual property (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets) and describe how they can be protected, exploited and prohibited.

In particular, we will address the following questions: Are my intellectual property assets copyrightable and if so, how? How can I ensure that my intellectual property really belongs to me? How can I develop a good strategy to attract investment?

Innovation Mapping: a Powerful Tool in Business Decision-Making

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
As is the case in many sectors, the amount of available intellectual property data is growing, and access to this data is becoming more and more widespread. This reality is bittersweet, to say the least. Despite the fact that it’s now possible to access a large volume of data quickly and easily, the challenges associated with assessing the relevance of this data and processing it remain unresolved.

Regardless of their field of activity, all innovative companies should have an intimate knowledge of the world in which they operate; otherwise, they run the risk of making business decisions that are neither in line with their own business objectives, nor consistent with third parties working in the same field. This is why it’s important to develop and cultivate a genuine curiosity in what other players – partners and competitors alike – are up to, as well as an understanding of their intellectual property.

Following a brief overview of the mechanisms related to the protection of intellectual property, we will look at the issues that need to be addressed when developing an innovation map, or landscape, for a sector of activity.

Access to Strategic Data in Artificial Intelligence (AI): a Survival Guide

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
How are access to and use of key data related to AI development regulated, and how does this affect a company’s ability to develop tools and commercialize competitive AI-based products and services?

This presentation will take a look at these issues from a variety of perspectives, including the appropriability or non-appropriability of data; the imposition or negotiation of restrictions; confidentiality; privacy; copyright, licensing; exclusivity; and anti-competitive conduct.

CANCELLED – Targeted Advertising and Privacy: a Balancing Act

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
In an era where consumers’ online habits and behaviour are increasingly being solicited and tracked, it can be difficult to make sense of the different legal rules that apply. Numerous legislative reforms, ever-changing tracking technologies (e.g. cookies) and consumers’ growing concerns over data protection are making it harder for companies to market their products and services.

Is it okay to track user behavior in order to personalize offers? When is consent required? What form should it take? These are just a few of the questions that Caroline Jonnaert and Elisabeth Lesage-Bigras will attempt to answer while providing additional food for thought.

What the New European Patent System could mean for companies

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]

  1. After years of delays, the European patent with unitary effect and the Unified Patent Court seem to have finally entered the home stretch!

How will these new systems affect patent protection of innovations in Europe? What are their advantages and disadvantages? How can Canadian companies make the most of them? Julien Fleurance will answer these questions and more during this presentation focused on the new European patent system.

DÉCEMBRE


Cowboy Duel, Patent version: who will shoot first?

[WEBINAR IN FRENCH]
Well, come on then! No way they got a patent on that! How do you react if your competitor gets a patent that threatens your business? Is it easy to invalidate even if the subject matter seems far-fetched?

This workshop will give you concrete examples of companies that have succeeded in a competitive market thanks to patents. You will learn more about how to react to your competitors’ patents, but also how to recognize patentable inventions in your own organization (even those that seem
obvious!).

If you have any question, contact us!