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The CryptoWorks21 program is excited to host this IP Management Lunch and Learn Lecture Series. This last lecture will be held on June 27th 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 June 20th.


"Sell What you Patent and Patent What you Sell" - Top Ten Tips!! This lecture will be conducted by Neil Henderson and Tom Hunter.


Neil Henderson is an intellectual property lawyer and partner in the Waterloo Region and Toronto offices of Gowling WLG. Registered as a patent and trademark agent in both Canada and the U.S., he delivers strategic legal advice on all matters related to IP portfolio management, particularly to clients in the technology and advanced research sectors.

With comprehensive expertise in IP procurement and enforcement strategy, Neil offers services spanning initial patentability and use/registration searches and opinions through to the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. His practice also covers the following areas:

  • IP agreements — licensing, distribution, manufacturing
  • Copyright protection
  • Internet, social media and regulatory policy
  • Commercial transactions — IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings

Tom Hunter is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office and practises in the areas of corporate, commercial and technology law. He is the former co-chair of the firm's Tech Group, and past department head of the Waterloo Region Business Law Group.

His particular areas of focus include assisting entrepreneurs and owner operators with startup and growth-oriented companies, mergers and acquisitions, financing, and all aspects of technology commercialization.