April 2017

Software-Driven Inventions: What can be Patented?

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Software-Driven Inventions - What Can Be Patented?
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Paul Smith, LL.B., P.Eng.

Andy Chow, J.D.
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $99.00 + GST = $103.95 until Apr 7, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $129.00 + GST = $135.45

Non-Member Price: $129.00 + GST = $135.45

Student Member Price: $64.50 + GST = $67.73
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 07, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Even though intellectual property can be critical to a business' valuation and competitive success, software-driven products can be difficult to patent. Does yours qualify?

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the types of products that can be patented.
  • Learn the key criteria for the patentability of a software-driven product.
  • Determine whether your software-driven product is patentable.


Paul Smith, LL.B., P.Eng.

Paul is a member of the APEGBC, the PEO, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of BC. He practices exclusively in the field of intellectual property, including securing patents, licensing, and infringement actions.

Andy Chow, J.D.

Andy is a registered patent agent and a member of the Law Society of BC. His practice includes patentability searches and opinions and the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.

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