Robots at Common Law @ Faculty of Law- Farmer's Conference Room
Sep 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00

Windsor Law’s LTEC Lab welcomes Professor Ryan Calo, Lane and Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Law


Prof Calo’s talk will situate the current discourse around robotics law and policy within the history of cases involving robots in American courts.


Lunch will be provided.


Limited space so please RSVP to by September 15. 


Trademarks: An International Perspective @ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Trademarks: An International Perspective @ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

The International Intellectual Property Law Clinic is hosting a discussion about trademarks and trademark careers from an international perspective provided by the Commissioner for Trademarks from the United States Patent Office (USPTO), Mary Denison and Director General, Information/Business Services of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Darlene Carreau.  Thursday, September 28th at 10am at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

Bios for both presenters can be found below.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Parking is available in the student lot across from the building.

Hope to see you there.


Mary Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Mary Boney Denison is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks. Ms. Denison oversees all aspects of the USPTO’s Trademarks organization including policy, operations, and budget relating to trademark examination, registration, and maintenance.

Ms. Denison joined the USPTO in 2011 as Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations where she was responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination, and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark legal community, small businesses, and applicants without legal counsel, and has been an active participant in meetings with the world’s largest trademark offices, promoting projects aimed at harmonization of trademark practices and procedures. While at the USPTO she has initiated several projects to enhance and expand internal and external communications as well as employee career development.

Before joining the USPTO, Denison practiced law in the area of trademark prosecution and litigation, as a founding partner of Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC in Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 2011, and as a partner of Graham & James LLP, where she practiced for 10 years. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for three years, and also served a three-year term on the USPTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC).

Ms. Denison holds degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.


Darlene Carreau, Director General, Business Services, Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Since December 2015, Darlene Carreau has been serving as the Director General of Business Services at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

The Business Services Branch (BSB) is responsible for developing CIPO’s overall service strategy to deliver quality services that are timely, client-centric and help promote a culture of service management excellence throughout the organization. In addition, the branch is responsible for designing and delivering a suite of IP products, training tools and services to raise awareness among small and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to bolster innovation, competitiveness and long-term growth.

Previously Darlene was the Chairperson of the Trademarks Opposition Board and from 2003 to 2008 was a legal counsel with the Department of Justice where she practiced trademark law and her primary responsibility was acting as trademark legal counsel to the Registrar of Trademarks and the Trademarks Opposition Board. From 1998 to 2003, she was a trademark associate lawyer in the Intellectual Property Group of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP.

Ms. Carreau received her LL.B from the University of Ottawa in 1996 and her B. Soc. Sc. from the University of Ottawa in 1993. She was called to the bar of the Province of Ontario in 1998.  She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a registered trademark agent in Canada.


EPICentre Enterprising Alumni Meet and Greet @ Twisted Apron
Sep 28 @ 17:30 – 19:30
EPICentre Enterprising Alumni Meet and Greet @ Twisted Apron

Join the EPICentre for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Twisted Apron in Windsor and take the opportunity to share with other colleagues how your experience at the University of Windsor has supported you in your business endeavours.

The meet and greet will highlight the following programs at the University of Windsor:

  • Centre for Business Advancement and Research (CBAR)
  • Intellectual Property Legal Information Network (IPLIN)
  • Centre for Enterprise and Law (CEL)
  • Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LTEC)
  • EPIC Odette Consulting
  • Enterprise Development Consulting
  • Enactus Windsor (formerly ACE)
  • Entrepreneurship Practice & Innovation Centre (EPICentre)

Tentative Agenda:

  • 5:30 pm – Registration and Networking
  • 6:00 pm – Welcome
  • 6:15 pm – Cocktails and Networking
  • 7:30 pm – Wrap Up



2017 Canadian IT Law Association- 21st Annual Conference @ The St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre
Oct 23 @ 08:00 – Oct 24 @ 17:15

The 2017 Canadian IT Law Association- 21st Annual Conference provides an opportunity to learn about the most recent and significant developments in Canadian and international technology law, to benefit from an analysis of such developments as provided by leading practitioners and government officials and to network with leading practitioners in the area.

The main object of this two-day conference will be to provide succinct and topical updates on developments in various areas of technology law as they relate to Canada.



*add $99 is attending dinner





3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition @ Elijah J McCoy Regional USPTO
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all day
3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition @ Elijah J McCoy Regional USPTO

The annual International Patent Drafting Competition, organized by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USTPO, takes place at the beginning of each year and offers student teams the opportunity to present their patent applications in front of a panel of judges comprised of patent examiners, practitioners and several high profile guest judges.

Each team is required to pay a registration fee. The fee is $200 USD  and is non-refundable. This fee covers the team registration into the competition as well as food and drinks during the competition.

All other expenses, including travel and accommodations, are the sole responsibility of each competing team.

Please note that by submitting this registration form, you agree to the 2018 International Patent Drafting Competition Rules

You also agree that you meet the eligibility requirements (found in rules document) to participate in this competition.


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