Intellectual Property Workshop

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IEEE WIE Montréal is happy to welcome you to join us for a workshop on intellectual property. Join us to learn about trade secrets, copyrights, patents, industrial designs and much more! 

New technologies have disrupted the manner in which traditional research activities are organized. They have given rise to the discovery of knowledge and to the production of useful objects intended for a wider dissemination than the framework of university research and teaching. As multidisciplinary teams are coming together according to the requirements of various research projects, partnerships are becoming more complex and a potential source of conflict.

In this context, it is important for everyone engaged in inventive and creative activities to understand how to identify and protect the innovations resulting from their research and how to exploit their commercial potential, while avoiding pitfalls that may arise.


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  • Date: 14 Aug 2020
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) America/Montreal
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  • Starts 26 July 2020 12:00 AM
  • Ends 14 August 2020 01:45 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) America/Montreal
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Carol Diop Carol Diop of Norton Rose Fulbright


An electrical engineer by training, Awa Carole Diop focuses on matters related to information technology (telecommunications, software, electronics, optics), mechanics and medical devices.

Ms. Diop drafts patent applications and prosecutes them before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. She is also involved in prosecuting patent applications elsewhere in the world, most notably before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. Her experience also includes preparing patentability, infringement and validity opinions.

She also assists her clients, which include university-based clients, start-ups, and large corporations, with the decision-making process for intellectual property management. In addition, she has been involved in due diligence reviews of intellectual property portfolios.

Before joining our Montréal office, Ms. Diop worked at an IP boutique firm in Montréal after having gained valuable industry experience working for a venture capital firm and managing the intellectual property portfolio of a technology start-up company.



I. Introduction

- Carole Diop : background and role as a Patent Agent

II. Intellectual Property (IP)

- Types of IP

            - Patents (software patents, artificial intelligence…)

- Copyright

            - Trademark

- Industrial design

            - Trade secret…

- Inventorship

- Ownership

III. Case Study

IV. Conclusion