International Trade

Optimal exploitation of intellectual property assets

From innovation to commercialization!

Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 8:30 A.M. to noon


Saminda Pathmasiri

Dentons Canada LLP

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Sam is part of the Commercial Practice Group at Dentons Canada LLP. He is specialized in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, and industrial designs) and Information Technology (IT) related transactions.

He has worked with small, medium and large organizations from both the private and the public sectors, which deal with innovations, high-tech products and life sciences. His practice focuses on licensing, technology transfers, IP protection, R&D contracts, creation of spin-off and strategic business and legal advising for efficient intellectual asset management. His scientific background, as well as his professional experience as in-house counsel, provides him with excellent insight regarding matters that are important for his clients.

He is an active member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES, USA & Canada) and the Program Chair for the Montréal Chapter of this organization.

The activity will be held in French and English


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514 871-4001

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Line Leblond
Project Manager, Training

The workshop expenses are tax deductible (provicial and federal).

The cost of the workshop is eligible as an expense under the 1% Training Investment.

Cancellation policyNo reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at will be accepted.


InterContinental Hotel Montreal
360 Saint-Antoine Street W.

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  • To gain a good understanding of intellectual property, and how to protect it and enhance its value—an absolute must for any business, big or small, operating locally or internationally, in any sector.
  • To learn how to recognize value, as well as the intrinsic differences between the major types of intellectual property, such as trademarks, patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and industrial designs.
  • To grasp the importance of having an intellectual property protection strategy that remains in line with your business plan and its development. An absence of protection for a product or service in an appropriate legal framework can may be economically damaging.


  • About the various types of intellectual property in a company: copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.
  • About legal and business instincts relating to the protection of intellectual property: what to protect and how to do it.
  • About the commercialization of intellectual property, notably about negotiating both national and international agreements for or including intellectual property.
  • About the methods of assessing intellectual property.


  • Business development directors
  • Directors of operations
  • Directors of legal affairs
  • Lawyers specializing in business law
  • Owners and managers of businesses in all sectors of activity dealing with aspects of intellectual property.

This training workshop will allow your company to make optimal use of intellectual property at both the national and international levels.

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WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

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Centers Associations


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