Intellectual Property Essentials


This is a working session in which participants will analyze and compare alternative strategies to protect and exploit their intellectual property. Each participant is encouraged to bring to the workshop a non-confidential summary of their current IP portfolio. Or, for participants who prefer, a sample portfolio will be provided to complete the practice exercises. Work can be done individually or in teams.

The workshop is comprised of one half-day session.

This workshop is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of intellectual property decision-makers. Exercises incorporate scenario analysis and creative-thinking methods. The atmosphere of this working session is business-casual.


Who Should Attend

Engineering Managers, Chief Technology Officers, Business Executives, Project/Program/Portfolio Managers and Team Leaders involved in strategic decision-making.


Workshop Objectives

  • Differentiate between various categories of technology IP protection
  • Identify appropriate IP protection for an innovative process or product
  • Identify different forms in which technology IP may provide revenue
  • Identify ways in which IP licensing can enable technology commercialization
  • Summarize principle issues/decisions that arise during the IP licensing process
  • Raise awareness of analytical tools available for making IP decisions


Optional pre-work

Completion of a non-confidential IP portfolio report, provided to registrants before the first session.

Facilitator Bio

Jackie Csonka-Peeren, MASc, PEng, PMI-RMP, MBA, CTDP (candidate)

Jackie has over twenty years of experience leading advanced product development, manufacturing and commercialization at IBM, Celestica, and various academic institutions and SMEs. While at Celestica, Jackie applied her problem-solving methodology, Focused Inventive DesignTM with dozens of teams, yielding feasible solutions and often resulting in patented inventions. Jackie holds an MBA for Science and Technology from Queen’s University, an MASc (Biomedical Engineering) and a BASc (Aerospace Engineering) from the University of Toronto. She is an advisor to the Canadian Medical Manufacturers Association (CMMA/MEDEC), is on the Board of the Toronto Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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