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FICPI // Focus-45
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Join us at this webinar, the first for 2022, "FICPI Focus 45", featuring Paul Horbal and moderator Louis-Pierre Gravelle of IP firm Bereskin & Parr in Canada. 

Paul will discuss NFTs.

Paul Horbal is a Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada.

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Paul Horbal is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm. He is chair of the firm’s Financial Technology group and a member of the firm’s AI and Electrical & Computer Technology groups.

His practice focuses on patent, industrial design and technology law, with an emphasis on securing and leveraging intellectual property rights for high-tech and Fintech clients. He has prepared and filed patent applications relating to blockchain technology, payment processing, computer networks, computer software, along with many other technologies.

Paul is a regular speaker on blockchain technology, and a faculty member for the Osgoode Certificate in Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law, an educational course developed for lawyers, business leaders, managers and influencers with an interest in blockchain technology.





Louis-Pierre Gravelle is Partner at Bereskin & Parr in Canada and Vice President of FICPI's Professional Excellence Committee (PEC). 

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Louis-Pierre specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and providing patentability, validity, infringement and right to manufacture opinions in the fields of electricity, telecommunications, mechanical and information technology. He is a registered patent agent in Canada and in the United States (1998).

Louis-Pierre is involved in due diligence matters and managing patent portfolios. He is also involved in strategic counselling for start-ups, small, medium and large-sized businesses.

A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Louis-Pierre was called to the Québec Bar in 1995. He is also a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). Louis-Pierre Gravelle is past-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) and past co-president of the Joint Liaison Committee – Patents between the Patent office and IPIC. He is a Councillor for FICPI Canada.

He is listed in the IAM Patents 1000, and has been since 2012. Louis-Pierre is often called upon to speak on a variety of IP-related topics, at local and international conferences and events.