Protecting intellectual property the focus at Medicine Hat luncheon

March 18, 2017 by  

Inventing a new product or technology can be very exciting, and an upcoming workshop will give information inventors can use to protect their intellectual property.

The session, which will be facilitated by Daniel Polonenko, who is a Gowlings law firm principal patent agent, has been organized by the APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network. Those who attend will learn how to keep their inventions well protected from competitors through such measures as using applicable trademark, copyright and trade secrets laws.

There will be information provided about how an individual or company can patent technology or a product and the cost of doing so. There will also be a discussion of whether or not there is a better way of protecting intellectual property. In addition to the informational portions of the day, lunch will also be served, and there will be time for networking as well. The organizers of a session such as this can use presentation folders to hold brochures and other informational materials, which can then be given to each person who attends.

This free Workshop on Intellectual Property has been planned for April 18 in the Courtyard Room of Medicine Hat College. Registration will begin at 11:15 am, with the discussion starting at 12:00 noon. Anyone who is interested can register by contacting Elizabeth at She can also issue free parking passes to anyone who requires one to attend the event.