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J. Matthew Buchanan
J. Matthew Buchanan
J. Matthew Buchanan Partner, Buchanan Nipper LLC   www.bnip.com Biography Matthew Buchanan is a founding partner at Buchanan Nipper LLC, a U.S.-based law firm that represents a global client base on intellectual property matters. Mr. Buchanan focuses his practice on the strategic development and management of intellectual property portfolios. His practice is tailored to the needs...
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Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith Engineer, Patent Agent, BRP   www.brp.com Biography Daniel C. Smith is a patent agent, registered before the Canadian and U.S. Patent Offices, at Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (“BRP”) in Valcourt, Quebec. BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. BRP has approximately 8000 employees...
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Jacqueline Daspit
Jacqueline Daspit
Jacqueline Daspit Associate General Counsel, C. R. Bard   www.crbard.com Biography Ms. Daspit oversees the intellectual property matters of the Bard Peripheral Vascular division of C. R. Bard, as well as the US, Irish and German technology centers.  She manages an international patent portfolio covering diverse technologies within the medical device industry.  In addition, Ms. Daspit participates...
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Myra Tawfik
Myra Tawfik
Myra Tawfik Law Professor, University of Windsor EPICentre Biography Law Professor Myra Tawfik is a law professor and the EPICentre Professor of IP Commercialization and Strategy at the University of Windsor. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (“CIGI”). An expert in intellectual property law with over twenty-five years experience,...
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Karima Bawa
Karima Bawa
Karima Bawa Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Innovation CIGIonligne.org Biography Senior Fellow Karima Bawa is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (“CIGI”) and the LTEC Lab Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.  At CIGI, she has undertaken research related to the commercialization of university R&D...
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Catherine Lacavera
Catherine Lacavera
Catherine Lacavera Litigation, Google   www.google.com Biography Catherine Lacavera heads Google's Litigation, Employment and Discovery practice groups, managing a team of 150 people worldwide. She has successfully managed a docket of more than 1000 patent and other intellectual property matters, including the Viacom and other copyright litigation against YouTube, and the Apple, Microsoft and Oracle copyright and...
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Emma Start
Emma Start
Emma Start Senior Patent Agent, Bombardier Aerospace   www.bombardier.com Biography Emma Start is the Senior Patent Agent for Bombardier Inc.’s three Aerospace business units: Commercial Aircraft, Business Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Based in Montreal, Ms. Start is responsible for the identification and protection of intellectual property assets resulting from new product development, complex systems integration...
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Louis Carbonneau
Louis Carbonneau
Louis Carbonneau Tangible IP tangibleip.biz Biography Founder and CEO Mr. Carbonneau is a recognized expert in intellectual property with close to 30 years of professional US, Canadian and international experience in all facets of intellectual property law and business. He is a former patent litigator with a national IP boutique firm and the former General...
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Mike McLean
Mike McLean Techinsights techinsights.com Biography Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Rights, Professional Services Mike is a recognized leader in the Intellectual Property and Patent Strategy market. He is respected and sought after for his ability to assess complex situations and apply technical intelligence to ensure fact-based IP decisions related to patent licensing, patent portfolio management,...
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