- Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Commercialization Office;
- Mike Crinson, Partner, Aitken Klee LLP;
- Lauren Byl, Licensing & Copyright Librarian, University of Waterloo
The Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) offers commercialization services and expertise to package and convert research innovations into commercially viable products and services.
The workshop will start with a review of University of Waterloo IP followed by a detailed discussion on Copyright protection. A Q&A and short networking session will follow.
- 10:15 Sign-in
- 10:30 Introduction and review of Waterloo IP
- 10:40 Copyright overview (WatCo) with co-presenter and Copyright expert Mike Crinson, Partner, Aitken Klee LLP
- 11:15 Copyright for Teaching, Research, and Publication (Waterloo Library)
- 11:45 Q&A, networking
- 12:00 Close
Eric Luvisotto is a registered Canadian Patent Agent (2003) and has earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Licensing Executives Society, and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
Eric has many years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) and spans a wide variety of experiences including working for two Canadian IP law firms, founding and running his own Start-Up company, and working “in-house” for a large automotive parts manufacturer.
As a Technology Transfer Officer with the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) at the University of Waterloo since 2008, Eric analyzes new ideas for patentability and commercial potential, negotiates licensing agreements, and is also involved with the facilitation of Start-Up companies.
Eric is a popular guest lecturer on Intellectual Property and UW’s IP Policy. He regularly presents the “IP 101” and “IP Case Study” workshops for faculty, students and other groups at the University of Waterloo.
Michael Crinson is one of Canada’s most experienced IP trial counsel. Mike has been counsel on five separate trials in the past decade and has been counsel on numerous other patent infringement actions involving biotechnological, chemical, mechanical, electrical, bio-technical and bio-medical subject matter. Mike is very experienced in all types of intellectual property litigation, including trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement and validity proceedings, and inventorship and ownership disputes. He was counsel in a precedent-setting decision that found reverse confusion to be actionable under Canadian trade-mark law; he also argued in the first case in the Federal Court to open the door to a preliminary trial on the issue of claim construction prior to the main trial on patent infringement and validity.
Mike began his working life as a research scientist at a pharmaceutical company, and then as a biochemistry, microbiology and biotechnology instructor at Brock University in Canada.
Lauren Byl is the Licensing & Copyright Librarian for the University of Waterloo. Lauren has been working on campus since August 2014. In her current role, she is available to help with all kinds of copyright and licensing concerns, including assistance with finding usage rights, understanding the Copyright Act as it applies to teaching, and helping you understand your rights throughout the publishing process.
Event is FREE but registration is required
Pay parking available in lots Q or N (map)
This workshop is supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) at the University of Waterloo