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CIPO: Inventing the Next Big Thing. Why Patents Matter.

September 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Nicolas Deziel from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office Bank of Speakers.

Have you come up with the “next big thing”? Whether you are creating cutting-edge technology or improving a well-known product or process, you need to know more about patents. Patents can increase credibility, boost confidence among investors, keep your competitors at bay, and help you profit financially from your creativity. Don’t let someone beat you to it! Learn what you can patent and how, in order to stop others from making, using or selling your inventions, and turn your innovations into lucrative business assets.

A special note: if you attend this session and wish to discuss particulars of an invention you are working on, do NOT disclose any specifics during the open session—you’ll learn why during the seminar!

About Nicolas Deziel:

Nicolas has been working at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) since 2015, starting as a Training Officer in the Patent Branch. In 2018, he became a Business Services Design and Development Officer, where he created digital products and resources for the CIPO website on a variety of IP-related topics, that directly supported the National IP Strategy launched by the Federal Government. Since then, he has gained extensive knowledge of the IP ecosystem in Canada and has been active in learning design, outreach, and training to Canadian innovators, creators, and business owners, to support IP awareness and education on a broad scale.

Nicolas is now working as an Intellectual Property Advisor (IPA) for the Ontario Region. He works more closely with Canadian innovators and small and medium-sized businesses to help them increase their knowledge base on IP, as well as strategically consider and leverage IP assets to support their business objectives.


September 6, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Kingston Economic Development Corporation
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