Patents and the Startup - A Crash Course in Patent Strategy

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 us for our first lunch ‘n learn to get a crash course in patent strategy. A complementary lunch will be provided. Limited spots are available.

Skill Level

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

What We’ll Cover
* What patents are
* What they are 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 IP strategy

One-on-One Session
Following the workshop, one-on-one sessions will be provided by IP lawyer Jim Hinton. If you are interested in receiving a one-on-one session, please email Program Lead, Sydney Thompson:
**Availability is limited; you must reserve a spot for the one-on-one session.**

Jim Hinton
James Hinton is the founder of Own Innovation and a proud supporter of Canadian technology companies. In addition to being an IP lawyer, he is both a patent and trademark agent before the Canadian IP Office, and works directly for Canadian companies with the US Patent and Trademark Office. He is also a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where he studies IP and innovation policy. Jim also has a background in mechanical engineering, and worked in heavy truck manufacturing and fiberglass project management, before law school. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Engineering from McMaster University (Go Marauders!) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. Jim loves to talk about IP – he is an assistant professor at Western University where he teaches engineers all about IP. He's also a huge advocate of pro bono (free!) legal services and work with entrepreneurs locally and nationally at incubators and accelerators on IP and IP strategy. Finally, he works closely with the Council of Canadian Innovators on Canada’s Innovation initiatives and Canada’s national IP strategy.

Shawn Quigg
Shawn Quigg is a JD/MBA candidate at the University of Windsor and a Hearings Officer with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Kiran Kingra
Kiran Kingra is a JD candidate at the University of Windsor. Prior to starting law school, Kiran worked in the financial services industry.

Registration for this event is now closed.

  • When: Friday, March 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Venue: EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor

    Where: 2455 Wyandotte St. W., Windsor On N9B 3P4

    Cost: Free