April 27, 2005
Ogilvy Renault LLP
200 Bay Street, Suite 3800
Computer system, software and business-method related patents continue to dominate the intellectual property landscape for many technology producing and using businesses. Recent U.S. litigation has seen enormous awards for patent owners. Arnold Rosen will speak about recent developments in business method patents, the application of U.S. patents to activities in Canada, and new patent developments in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Arnold Rosen is a Senior Patent Attorney in the Intellectual Property Department of IBM Canada Ltd., providing IP support for a number of its development groups including Database Technology, e-Commerce, IBM Global Services, Sales and Distribution, procurement, and others. Mr. Rosen is active in licensing computer software and hardware producers under IBM patents and technology in North America. He has also been active in enforcing the IP rights of IBM through patent, trade-mark, and copyright litigation, and in investigating and pursuing computer software piracy in Canada. Mr. Rosen holds the degrees of B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976, and is a registered Patent and Trademark Agent in Canada as well as a registered Patent Agent in the U.S. Patent Office.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Through participation in committees of the Intellectual Property Institute and Canadian Bar Association he has made contributions to intellectual property legislation in Canada in the fields of patents, copyright, integrated circuit technology and software.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.
REGISTER BEFORE NOON, Monday, April 25, 2005
REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNLESS THE LUNCH IS FULLY BOOKED.
Cancellations also accepted before noon, Monday, April 25, 2005. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.
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