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Intellectual Property Masterclass – IP Assist & Funding Opportunities

In partnership with our friends at Spark Centre, we are inviting members of the Cleantech Commons community to take advantage of an upcoming Masterclass on Intellectual Property on Wednesday, June 21 at 10:00 am EST.

IP law firm, Bereskin & Parr will be talking about how to leverage funding for registering IP.

Did you know that Patents are an essential part of the commercial value of a cleantech start-up?

IP offers value to a company because:

  1. They can impede other companies from using your technology to develop a competitive product.
  2. They can generate revenue if another company wishes to use your technology, but has to buy or license it from you.
  3. They may foster valuable business alliances with companies that require your product or technology.


In this session, Bereskin & Parr’s Tony Orsi will delve into the importance of intellectual property (IP) and funding opportunities for small businesses.

In today’s competitive landscape, safeguarding your ideas and securing financial support are crucial elements in driving growth and protecting your business’s future.

This IP Masterclass will be presented by Bereskin & Parr, as part of the IP Assist Program.

IP Assist is designed to support innovative technology companies so they can understand, assess, and make strategic business decisions with regard to their company’s Intellectual Property innovations.

About Tony Orsi

Tony is a partner and patent agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the firm’s Patent, Electrical & Computer Technology and Industrial Designs practice groups. Tony’s practice focuses on patents in the electrical, biomedical, software, mechanical and cleantech fields with an emphasis on evaluating new technologies, patent searching, patent drafting and IP management strategies. Tony works with startups and entrepreneurs to help them learn about IP, develop their IP strategy and build their IP portfolio.

Register for this IP Masterclass here! – Wed, Jun 21, 2023 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST.

Location: Virtual – Microsoft Teams-Details will be provided after registration.