On March 9, McCarthy Tétrault and IP Osgoode jointly hosted a symposium titled Effective IP Strategy to Drive Innovation in the Financial Services Sector. This event brought together academics, business people, and lawyers for a discussion of how technological change is transforming the financial service sector and pushing incumbents and disruptors alike to think carefully about their IP strategies.
After introductory remarks from Barry Sookman and Giuseppina D’Agostino, the event set a brisk tempo and covered a lot of ground in two short hours. The discussion was organized around three panels.
The first panel, moderated by Matt Flynn… Continue Reading
The Province of BC announced today the launch of a new BCTECH Strategy aimed at supporting growth in the tech sector, creating jobs and strengthening a diverse economy.
The first pillar of the comprehensive BCTECH Strategy is a focus on capital, including a $100 million venture fund announced today. The BC Tech Fund will provide access to more capital for BC’s entrepreneurs and technology start-ups, in particular at the early venture capital stage, enabling them to bridge the gap between seed and angel financing and later stage growth capital. … Continue Reading
McCarthy Tétrault LLP was delighted to recently host a sold-out crowd at our feature event as part of Vancouver Startup Week, a week-long celebration of Vancouver’s unique entrepreneurial spirit and innovative technology community.
“Prepare for Launch”, an interactive panel moderated by McCarthy Tétrault’s Genevieve Pinto, featured guests Eric Bukovinsky, Principal, Yaletown Venture Partners; Ryan Spong, Co-Founder & CEO, Foodee; and Spencer Thompson, Founder & CEO, Sokanu, among others.… Continue Reading