Agenda: Sixth Annual Patent Colloquium

Sixth Annual University of Toronto Patent Colloquium

Friday, November 3, 2017

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Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Simon Stern, Co-Director, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy
9:00 am

Panel 1: Farewell Notice of Compliance (NOC) applications. Hello NOC trials.

  • David Tair, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Christopher Van Barr, Gowlings LLP
  • Carol Hitchman, Sprigings LLP

9:00 – 10:15 am

Moderator: Chief Justice Paul Crampton, Federal Court of Canada

Morning Break10:15 – 10:30 am

Panel 2: Promise of the Patent and Eli Lilly: Looking Toward the Future

  • Alex Stack, Caravel Law LLP
  • Richard Owens, Munk Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • Howard Knopf, Moffat & Co. and Macera & Jarzyna, LLP

10:30 - 11:45 am

Moderator: Justice Henry Brown, Federal Court of Canada


11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Panel 3: Patents and the Competition Bureau: The New IP Enforcement Guidelines

  • Danny Asaf, Torys LLP
  • Michael Crichton, Gowlings LLP
  • David Akman, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

12:30 – 1:45 pm

Moderator: Justice Robert Barnes, Federal Court of Canada

Afternoon Break1:45 – 2:00 pm

Panel 4: Comity, Stare Decisis, and the Optimal Development of Patent Doctrine

  • Andrew Currier, PCKIP LLP
  • Prof. Norman Siebrasse, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick
  • Prof. David Vaver, Osgoode Hall Law School

2:00 – 3:15 pm

Moderator: Justice Elizabeth Heneghan, Federal Court of Canada

Keynote Speech: Professor Aled Edwards, SGC

3:15 – 4:15 pm