Introducing OSPE Board Candidate Marcelo König Sarkis, P.Eng.

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Marcelo König Sarkis, P.Eng.

Employer

Prima IP Incorporated-Principal/Founder

Education

  • Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering, Ryerson 1988

Employment

  • Hughes Etigson-Patent Agent trainee, 1988 – 1992
  • Ivor M. Hughes-Patent Agent, 1992 – 2008
  • Heenan Blaikie-Senior Patent Agent, 2008 – 2014
  • Prima IP Incorporated-Principal/Founder, 2014 – present

Activities in Advocacy Organizations

  • OSPE Research and Innovation Task Force, April 2016 – present
  • Committee Member Peterborough Engineering challenge, since 2009
  • Executive Peterborough PEO Chapter, since 2013
  • Vice-Chair Peterborough PEO Chapter, since 2016

Years of Registration with Profession

  • PEO, 1995
  • OSPE, 2000 – present

Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property
  • Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Agents
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Community Service

  • StartUp Peterborough Founding Member, 2015 – present
  • Board member Peterborough Agricultural Society, 2017
  • Spark Centre Expert Network, 2015 – present
  • Canadian Co-Lead Sustainable Technologies Working Group-Canada Brazil Joint Committee on Science and Technology, 2014 – present
  • Director Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce-BCCC, 2013 – present
  • Executive Director BCCC, 2014 – present
  • Director Ryerson University Alumni Association, 2013 – 2015; 2016 – present
  • Alumni representative Ryerson University Senate, 2013 – 2015
  • Patent Advisor Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ), 2013 – present
  • Chair Innovation, Science and Technology Committee-BCCC, 2012 – present
  • Director Brazil Institute of Canada, 2012 – present
  • Member Technology Transfer Committee Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), 2011-2013
  • Mentor Integrated Pre-arrival Services Online Canada InfoNet, 2011, 2012
  • Member Public Awareness Committee IPIC, 2010 – present

Conferences/Technical Papers

  • Pizza/Patents; Tacos/Trademarks; Donuts/Designs; Cupcakes/Copyright; Sushi/Searching, 2014 – present
  • “Bilateral Collaborations Brazil-Canada”-Brazil, 2013
  • “Pay for Delay and Reverse Payment Settlements” 33rd International Congress Intellectual Property Brazil, 2013
  • Chair, “Science Without Borders and several Canadian universities”-Toronto, 2013
  • “Intellectual Property Strategies for Start-Ups” DMZ Toronto, 2013
  • Chair/Moderator “Brazil-Canada Innovation, Science and Technology Forums” Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, 2013
  • “Legal Considerations in Starting and Funding A Business” RU, 2013
  • “Brazil-Canada Bilateral Relations” Brazil, 2012
  • Keynote “Business Opportunities in Canada”, Annual Congress of Entrepreneurs-Brazil, 2012
  • “Strategies for Securing your Intellectual Property”, Netherlands Canada Interaction Workshop-Toronto, 2012
  • “What’s Mine Is Yours”, SDTC Cleantech Day-Toronto, 2011
  • “Value of Patents in Your Overall IP Portfolio”, Great Canadian Inventions Show-Ontario, 2011
  • Moderator “The IP Practitioner in a Full Service Law Firm”-Chicago, 2011
  • “Strategies for Securing your Intellectual Property in Canada and Brazil” BCCC-Ontario, 2011
  • “Green Technology Intellectual Property Planning” Canada-China Green Business Forum-Toronto, 2011
  • Patenting Green Technology seminar Heenan Blaikie, 2011
  • “Green Amazon Highway or Recent Developments in Canadian Patent Practice” through CSPS, 2010
  • Cochair, round table discussion, “Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Foreign Markets”, CME Global Business Summit 12th National Conference, 2009
  • Patent Financing Guide, 2013
  • EU-Canada trade talks may spark change in patent law-Canadian Chemical News, 2011

Candidate Statement

It is an honour to be nominated for a seat on the OSPE Board of Directors.  I offer experience gained from a career involving innovation, internationalization and intellectual property as well as having sat/currently sitting on several Boards. 

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