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Partnership to provide intellectual property protection training

Ottawa, ON November 11, 2003 The Biotechnology Human Resource Council and law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson have formed a partnership to deliver intellectual property protection training to Canada’s biotechnology sector. Beginning on December 8, both parties will offer educational courses in major centres across Canada.

The initiative addresses proprietary issues facing many scientists in Canada’s growing research sector. Protecting the country’s valuable discoveries will help ensure the sectors’ growth and continued health.

“The combination of Gowlings’ legal expertise and BHRC’s understanding of the biotech sector’s needs, makes for a winning formula,” says Claire Thifault, executive director of BHRC. “Together we can deliver up-to-the-minute training solutions that help protect new biotech discoveries.”

The first course, “Patent Protection in Biotechnology: Issues and Strategies for Effective Protection,” will be held December 8 and 9, 2003, in Edmonton. More dates will follow in 2004.