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Martin P.J. Kratz QC with Bennett Jones LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Patent Law in Light of CETA Event

Martin P.J. Kratz QC, Partner, Head of Intellectual Property, Bennett Jones LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Patent Law in Light of The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Live Webcast.

New York, NY, January 22, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Martin P.J. Kratz QC, Partner, Head of Intellectual Property, Bennett Jones LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Patent Law in Light of The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.” This event is scheduled for May 1, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Martin Kratz

Martin Kratz leads the intellectual property, anti-spam practice and ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused on intellectual property and technology law, including substantive IP and IP transactions, procurement, commercialization, strategy and opinions, anti-spam, data protection, privacy, ecommerce, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers among technology companies. His practice includes the software, telecommunications, electronic commerce, entertainment, energy and pharmaceutical industries.

Martin has written over 347 publications on various topics involving intellectual property, technology law or on related topics including the following recent books: Canadian Anti-Spam Law, 2014; Canadian Internet Law, 2013; Outsourcing (Canada) 2012; Licensing 2012; Electronic Commerce Law 2012; Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed., 2010.

Martin is national co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches in that program as well as the Health Law LLM program.

Martin is a member of the ABA’s Science & Technology, Patent, Copyright & Trademark, Sports & Entertainment and International Sections, a member of the AIPLA, a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society.

About Bennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP is an internationally recognized Canadian law firm. The firm and the affiliated and associated entities that comprise Bennett Jones have more than 380 lawyers and business advisors and 500 staff in nine Canadian and international offices – Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Washington, DC, Bermuda, and a representative office in Beijing. We continue to broaden and deepen our representation of clients in key global business centres, and build our profile and relationships around the world. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is ideally suited to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in the US, Asia, the Middle East, and around the world.

Event Synopsis:

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. If approved, the agreement will become effective in 2016. Almost all tariffs between the two parties will be eliminated.

CETA covers many fields. One bulletin addresses provisions relating to patent law and data protection, addressing issues such as patent term restoration for pharmaceutical products other than those already approved and equivalent and effective rights of appeal for judicial decisions under the Patented Medicines Regulations among others.

In a two hour, live webcast, a panel of experts and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview and discussion Patent Law in Light of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU.

Key topics include:

− Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – A Perspective
− Sui Generis Protection
− Period of Patent Term Restoration
− Reporting Requirements for CETA
− Appeals Under the Patented Medicines Regulations and Dual Litigation
− Pharma and Plant Protection Products
− Right of Appeal in Patent Linkage
− Intellectual Property Terms in CETA

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