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Whether you are negotiating and drafting IP license agreements as the licensee or licensor - you need to know how to anticipate problems, cover-off key points and adequately protect your client's interests.

Led by Brad Limpert, an expert faculty of legal and industry professionals will provide you with the crucial knowledge and practical skills you need to effectively negotiate and draft IP licenses.

Osgoode’s Certificate in IP Licensing is structured to give you in-depth knowledge of the key aspects of licensing agreements, while also addressing what you need to know about licensing unique types of intellectual property, including: patents, trademarks, copyright, data and trade secrets and industrial designs.

You will hear from corporate licensing counsel from a variety of key and industry sectors, as well as top IP and licensing lawyers from private practice. Over four intensive days, you will learn:

  • The essentials of each type of IP
  • How to identify underlying IP and chain of title issues
  • Critical considerations for License Grant and Scope of Use Clauses
  • Key issues in cross-border licensing
  • Do’s and don’ts of reps and warranties
  • Indemnities and other remedies
  • Avoiding common drafting mistakes in IP Licenses
  • Key considerations when negotiating royalties and payment terms
  • The impact of insolvency
  • Understanding tax issues

Also, observe live expert faculty demonstrations and gain valuable precedents and specific language examples for:

  • Negotiating and drafting the License Grant and Scope of Use Clauses
  • Negotiating and drafting indemnities

Your learning will be enhanced and reinforced by small group, skills-based “learn by doing” drafting and negotiation workshops where you will receive custom feedback and real-time support from expert IP licensing professionals.


Program Director

  • Brad Limpert, Limpert & Associates

2019 Faculty Included:

  • John Birch, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • May Cheng, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Professor Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Keith Desjardins, Gowling WLG
  • Brian Gray, Patent and Trademark Agent, Brian Gray Law
  • Jason Hannibal, Vice President, Legal and Contracts, Thales Canada Inc.
  • Christopher Heer, Heer Law
  • Andrea Kroetch, Corporate & IP Counsel, Corel Corporation
  • Jason Leung, Leung Law PC
  • Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates
  • Nathaniel Lipkus, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Jennifer MacInnis, Senior Legal Counsel & Assistant Board Security, Office of the General Counsel and Board Secretariat, Ryerson University
  • Marcel Mongeon, Intellectual Property Coach, Mongeon Consulting Inc.
  • Peter Ross, Ross, Mongeon, Covello & Co.
  • Stephen Spracklin, Legal Counsel, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, City of Mississauga
  • Bob Tarantino, Dentons LLP
  • Glenn Tautrims, Director, Global Royalty Audits, Inc.
  • Essien Udokang, Senior Director, Legal Affairs, McKesson Canada
  • Patrick Westaway, Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP


Fees include attendance and program materials. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance


Included in your (paid) registration is immediate access to the On Demand sessions of 5 Online Primers in IP Fundamentals.
You must view at least 3 of the 5 Online Primer sessions to obtain your Certificate.

In the event of registration cancellation and if one or more Online Primers has been viewed, an Online Primer session fee will apply of $95 + HST per session or $395 + HST for the 5 session bundle.

Please follow the instructions below in order to access the online primers prior to the start of the Certificate:

STEP 1. Go to www.osgoodepd.ca and click on CLE Login on the top right of the page.
STEP 2. Enter your login credentials under "Returning Customer".
NOTE: If this is your first time logging into OsgoodePD's platform to view an online program, your username is your email and your password is your last name with the first letter capitalized, as shown on this confirmation.
STEP 3. From your "Order History", select "View Program" and a new screen will open displaying the videos for the Online Primers.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Certificate of Program Completion

You will receive a certificate upon completion of The Osgoode Certificate in IP Licensing. Participants must attend all program modules.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Bernard Sandler at BSandler@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

Module 1
October 22, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Module 2
October 29, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Module 3
November 12, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Module 4
December 1, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT

*Online Primers in IP Fundamentals
Available on-demand upon registration.
*Must view any 3 of 5 Online Primers (1 hour each) to obtain your Certificate


Live - Online

Fee per Delegate

$3,195 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $1597.50 + HST

Registration for this program is now closed.

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who advise on IP licensing or IP assets
  • In-house counsel and executives managing IP licensing
  • Contract managers and specialists
  • Patent and Trademark Agents
  • Procurement professionals
  • Owners, licensees or licensors of IP
  • Technology transfer/commercialization professionals
  • Venture Capital/Investment Analysts/Angel Investors

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Accredited By


“Excellent knowledge. Great tips on the applications needed and the language used in each country. All are great at engaging class participation [and] I really enjoy how they discussed what is ideal in negotiation and what actually happens [and] how the law is upheld and what standard practises are in the real world.”

Vivian Punzalan, ProperVu Inc.

“Tremendous content and presentation.”

Kevin Wentzel, Counsel, Pivotal Software, Inc.

“This is an excellent program [and] all the information was very useful. It covers clauses and details that lawyers generally take for granted. There were a lot of practical examples used. For example, in the royalties section, it really helped to get an auditor’s point of view. I believe this is extremely important for lawyers as it helps us understand the practical aspects related to payments.”

Meenakshi Tewari, Sole Practitioner, Jham Law Office

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.