Charlottetown-based life sciences incubator Emergence and Fredericton’s Planet Hatch are teaming up to host a workshop focusing on intellectual property strategies for startups.

Noel Courage, a partner with the Ontario firm Bereskin & Parr LLP Intellectual Property Law, will conduct the 45-minute presentation. It will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for one-on-one follow-up discussions with Courage.

The event will take place at Planet Hatch this Wednesday. You can register for the workshop here.

Courage, a Dalhousie and Memorial University graduate, has more than 20 years of experience working with startups, helping them to protect their IP. His practice focuses on the patenting and licensing of mechanical, chemical and biotechnology inventions.

According to Emergence Director Martin Yuill, the growth in the number of Emergence clients from across the Atlantic region has created the demand for this IP seminar.

“Emergence is witnessing unprecedented interest from bioscience ventures across Atlantic Canada,” said Yuill. “This IP event is a direct response to the growth in the number of Emergence clients in the region, and from New Brunswick in particular.”