Protecting your business information and Trade Secrets
The topic: The talk will cover the different options available for protecting your business activities, the approximate cost for each option and the pros and cons of each option. Specific items will include:
Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA's) versus non-disclosure agreements (NDA's)
Registered industrial designs
About the Presenter: Dan Polonenko, PhD Principal, Patent Agent Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Dan is a registered patent agent in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office with a practice that includes patent drafting and prosecution in the fields of biotechnology, health, medical devices, oil, gas, energy and environmental technologies, and process engineering. Additionally, Dan also provides business-focused strategic IP and technology commercialization services.
Dan is the national chair of Gowling WLG's Institutional Initiatives Group, and is a member of numerous professional industry groups at the firm. These groups include the Chemistry, Life Science Industry, Patent Prosecution and Technology groups.
Dan has over 20 years of scientific and business experience in the Canadian biotech Industry with 13 years at the executive management level with responsibilities that included strategic business plan preparation and implementation, budgeting and cost management, as well as the development and management of IP portfolios. During his scientific & business careers, Dan co-authored 20 peer-reviewed scientific publications, several book chapters and in addition, was a co-inventor of six issued patent families.
Dan is currently listed in: (i) IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and (ii) IAM Strategy 300 – World’s Leading IP Strategists, and (iii) is the recipient of the 2016 Clients’ Choice award from ILO/Lexology for patent services in Alberta.
Date and Time
Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
3582 - 30 Street North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 6Z4