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Ethical Behaviour and Confidentiality

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The CryptoWorks21 program is excited to host this IP Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. This sixth lecture will be held on April 25th in QNC1501 from Noon to 1pm.

It is open to all members of CryptoWorks21, the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research (CACR). Space is limited, please RSVP to Chin Lee by April 18th.


  1. Obligations to maintain confidentiality, misuse of confidential information, conduct in and after business meetings.
  2. Example: UW IP policy--what it means for researchers, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students.


Viona Duncan is a Gowling WLG partner based in Ontario. Her practice is primarily transactional, with an emphasis on helping Canadian, U.S. and international clients with mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings.

Viona works closely with both traditional and technology companies, from startups to mature organizations. In addition to her M&A experience, she regularly provides assistance to clients on a variety of technology contracting matters, including licensing, joint venture, strategic alliance and distribution agreements.

Viona is highly regarded for her ability to provide strategic, proactive and practical advice to her clients on complex M&A matters, as well as day-to-day commercial matters. She is currently co-lead of the firm's global tech sector group.

In addition to serving on the boards of directors of several private companies, Viona is currently an active member of the Board of Trustees and the Nominating and Governance committees of St. Mary's General Hospital.