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Monetization of Intellectual Property and Patents by MBM Intellectual Property Law

Sep 25, 2013
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Nexen Annex Theatre (+15 level)
801 - 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
This event is currently not open for registration.
Innovation Initiative R&D Legal (patents, licensing, intellectual property protection)

The oil and gas industry in western Canada is pressured to recover natural resources more efficiently, at lower costs and with minimal impact on the environment. Innovation leads to technology solutions to many such challenges. However, the process of invention is complete only with the IP protection provided in law.

Now, more than ever, companies are following alternative paths to monetize patents that would otherwise sit on the shelf. As such, companies need well-conceived strategies to develop, grow and leverage their core assets in the market for competitive and financial gain. This conference will explore patent strategies across the monetization spectrum. Learn tips and strategies to maximize the strategic and financial value from of you IP portfolios, manage the buying, selling and licensing process, conduct due diligence, manage risks and participate successfully in the market-mak¬ing process. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to hear strategies and practice tips for monetizing your patents.


Poonam Tauh, Ph.D., Patent Agent.
Poonam’s practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of pharmaceutical, chemical, biochemical, petrochemical, and polymer patent applications in Canada and around the world. Her range of patent expertise extends to cosmetics, personal care, pet care and consumer household products. Poonam works closely with clients and corresponds regularly with a broad network of foreign associates to coordinate the worldwide management and strategic positioning of clients’ international patent portfolios. Poonam has a broad research background including practical experience in synthetic organic, polymer, analytical and organometallic chemistry.


MBM is dedicated solely to the practice of IP law. Clients rely on MBM’s skills and experience in patents, trade-marks, industrial designs, regulatory practice, clean and sustainable technologies, litigation and dispute resolution, trade-secret programs, due diligence and strategic mapping. MBM’s collaborative approach matches clients’ creative thinking with the creative IP protection that drives business success.
Experience counts MBM has worked very closely with oil and gas companies in all aspects of the industry including the following:
• Petroleum engineering;
• Upstream, midstream and downstream process engineering;
• Securement of countless patents in the oil, gas, energy and mineral sectors;
• Representing major multinational engineering companies with operations in Calgary as well as all major sectors of the world;
• Partnering with clients together and with other companies for joint ventures;
• Strategic analysis, portfolio management and development; and
• Board of director level experience in the resource section.


• Petroleum technology innovators and developers
• Technology directors, managers and advisors
• Petroleum engineers and managers
• Computer, software and simulation specialists, and managers
• IP lawyers, patents agents, in-house legal counsel
• Start-up oil & gas-related technology companies
• Oil and gas operating companies
• Service and supply companies
• Government policy advisors and managers
• Regulators
• Experienced professionals interested in learning about new technologies

Important note: Please be advised that PTAC will charge $25 + GST to PTAC members that register and do not attend, unless notification of cancellation is received by PTAC a minimum of 24 hours in advance. It is necessary that we enforce this provision starting September 1, 2013 due to the increasing number of no shows.

Sep 25
10:30 AM Registration
11:00 AM Presentation & Discussion
12:15 PM Lunch & Networking
1:30 PM Adjourn
(Noon on Sep 24)
At Event
PTAC Member FREE $25.00
Non-Member $50.00 $75.00


Marc Godin, P.Eng.
Technical Advisor
Katie Blanchett
Operations Manager

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