Expert Education Program launches with Emergence Partners

December 28, 2016

Following hot on the heels of the recent announcement of our new Professional Service Partnership Program, the Emergence program’s new Expert Education Program (EEP) launched.


Emergence Director, Martin Yuill, launches the Expert Education Program and introduces Partner BLG’s Jennifer Raoul.

With the Professional Service Partnership Program, Emergence has partnered with leading providers of professional financial, legal and IP services to support our clients’ growth.

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The Program – known as PSP2 – further strengthens the support offered by Emergence to our client companies.

According to Emergence Director, Martin Yuill, “The focus of the Expert Education Program is on providing Emergence clients with a range of value-adding educational roundtables, workshops and seminars, all designed to enhance the business skills of Canada’s bioscience and food entrepreneurs.”


BLG’s Jennifer Raoul discusses using patents as a key business tool for start-up and established companies

The first event in the EEP program took place in collaboration with our IP partner, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG).

At this “standing room only” event, representatives of local companies got to better understand how to “Use Patents as Business Tools“.

Following the morning presentation, a number companies took advantage of “one-to-one” meetings with our presenter, Jennifer Raoul.

Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets for any venture – start-up or established SME. Having an effective IP strategy in place is essential.


A full house at the first Expert Education Workshop with new Emergence Partner, BLG

The first Expert Education Program workshop examined techniques to use patents as a business tool to create value for companies, all while avoiding common pitfalls. Participants learnt how an effective IP strategy goes well beyond filing a patent application and can be used to protect market share, build shareholder value, and put your business at the head of the line for future investment.

About Emergence IP Partner BLG: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a leading, full-service, Canadian law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, and intellectual property solutions. BLG is one of the country’s largest law firms with more than 725 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in five cities across Canada. BLG’s Intellectual Property Group is responsible for over 58,000 patent applications and patents, over 50,000 trademark applications and registrations, and over 4,000 industrial design applications and registrations.