How to Draft a Patent

Nov 23, 2011 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

MaRS Centre, CR-2
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario

Are you a researcher or entrepreneur? Do you want to better understand how to draft a patent?

Our aim is to help you become a better partner with your patent agent so they can produce better, more cost-effective patents.

This course covers the following:

  • An overview of intellectual property rights
  • Updates on patent protection for business methods and genetic technologies
  • Tips for commercializing intellectual property
  • Patenting timelines and costs
  • Approaches to claim drafting

In teams and under the guidance of professional patent agents, participants will work on drafting a patent.

This course is led by Joan Van Zant, a senior partner with Norton Rose’s patent team. Other patent agents and lawyers participating in this session include:

  • Jung-Kay Chiu
  • Nicole Dinaut
  • Jeremy Grushcow
  • Christopher Hunter
  • Eric Lavers
  • Matthew Marquardt
  • Mark Sajewycz
  • Andre Theriault
  • Anna Wilkinson
  • Christine Wong

Part of the Financing Workbook 3: Identifying, Targeting and Engaging Potential Investors Series

About the speaker

Joan Van Zant
Senior Patent Lawyer
Norton Rose OR LLP

Joan has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for inventions relating to agriculture, pharmaceuticals, dental care products, fuels, coatings, nylons, polyethylenes, films, packaging, adhesives, detergents, personal care products, diapers, construction products and mixing devices. Her clients range from individuals to multinational corporations.

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