Young Practitioners Panel Discussion: Tips and Tricks to Tackle the Current Challenges Facing IP Lawyers in Canada

October 01, 2020

Virtual Zoom Event | October 1, 2020

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm (EDT)
Venue: Virtual Zoom Event

Online marketing, remote cross-examination, Zoom socials, social media networking: the practice of intellectual property law changes with every generation, but perhaps never as significantly―and as quickly―as it has recently.

How do you rise to meet the challenges of the current moment as an intellectual property (IP) lawyer in Canada? Please join us for a discussion organized by the Young Practitioners Committee, with three lawyers who have targeted specific industries, leveraged online marketing, and eschewed the traditional “big firm” model for some tips and tricks on how to succeed, find a path, build your brand, and jumpstart your IP practice in the current professional ecosystem.


  • Christie Bates, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP (Toronto)
  • David Bowden, Clark Wilson LLP (Vancouver)
  • Mat Brechtel, Norton Rose Fulbright (Vancouver)


1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
1:05 pm What Can INTA Do for YOU? What Can YOU Do for INTA
Presentation on the value of INTA for Young Practitioners and the best ways to become (more) involved.
1:10 pm Different Paths to Practice

Mat Brechtel, Norton Rose Fulbright (Vancouver)


  • Ashlee Froese, Froese Law (Toronto)—the Industry Specialist
  • Gina Lupino, Voyer Law (Vancouver)—the Hybrid Practice
  • Chris Heer, Heer Law (Toronto)—the Digital Market

Please RSVP no later than Monday, September 28.

The event is free of charge and it will be capped at 75 participants. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.