IP Basics for Startups @ EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
IP Basics for Startups @ EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor

Explores a variety of different topics including:

• Identifying the different forms of IP (patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, industrial designs), what they protect and for how long
• Learning how intellectual property can be used as a strategic advantage in your business

In this workshop, special guest Myra Tawfik, EPICentre Professor of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Strategy, will be leading a one hour workshop followed by a question-answer period.

The event is open to all UWindsor students, members of the community, entrepreneurs and past EPICentre workshop participants.




Artificial Intelligence and the Justice System @ Windsor Law
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch will be provided



The Law Commission of Ontario’s Nye Thomas and Ryan Fritsch will discuss the impact of algorithms, automated decision-making and artificial intelligence on human rights, due process and access to justice.  They will summarize the LCO’s research and consultations on these issues and discuss the extraordinary growth of this technology in the Canadian justice system and internationally.

Patents and the Startup: A Crash Course in Patent Strategy @ EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Patent protection is available for any product, process or design that meets certain requirements of novelty. So, what is patent and what can it do for me? EPICentre has partnered with the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor to deliver EPIC Law Lunch ‘N Learns to assist current students, alumni, startups, small business owners and community members. Join this lunch ‘n learn to get a crash course in patent strategy.


· What are patents?
· Who are they for?
· What legal rights are protected by a patent?
· How does one get a patent?
· What strategies can maximize the use of your patents or what to consider in your intellectual property strategy?

Audience should be able to leave with an understanding of what patents are and the legal rights they provide.

Belle Van is an associate in the Litigation and Technology Groups at Goodmans. She has a wealth of knowledge in the area of intellectual property law. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent and trademark disputes. Belle has handled cases involving all aspects of patent litigation and has played an integral role on several leading patent law cases in Canada with a high success rate. Belle advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law. Belle also advises on regulatory compliance, including the production, sale and health and safety requirements of regulated products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and consumer goods industries. Belle has appeared before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Before joining Goodmans, Belle worked in the health care industry in the field of nuclear medicine.



Refining Territoriality in Intellectual Property Law, Graeme Dinwoodie, Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

More detail to come….