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Staying Off Santa’s Naughty List – How To Collaborate and Protect Your IP

December 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Life Sciences Nova Scotia in partnership with SpringBoard Atlantic is pleased to invite you to join us for an IP holiday warm-up with Ring Rescue and Bereskin & Parr IP Law. 

Noel Courage is a partner in Bereskin & Parr LLP, one of Canada’s leading intellectually property law firms.  Noel will give a presentation about best practices, and maybe a few worst ones, for protecting IP in your R&D and business collaborations.  We will open the floor for a Q&A discussion about key collaboration issues that come up in the start-up world and on campus.  Then hear from one of our members, Ring Rescue.  They will discuss their IP and business journey from an engineering project to trade shows and into the Dragon’s Den.

Event Details
When: Thursday Dec 7th
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Volta – 1800 Argyle Street, Unit 801
Space is limited – Reserve (BELOW) your spot by Tues Dec 5th

Then join the Life Sciences Nova Scotia Team for our annual Holiday Reception.  For more information and to RSVP for the Holiday Reception Click Here: HOLIDAY RECEPTION – Life Sciences Nova Scotia

Our Presenters 

Noel Courage is a US and Canadian patent agent and a Canadian lawyer. Noel focuses his practice on IP agreements and protecting new inventions with patents.  His firm is quite involved in the technology community in Atlantic Canada, having spent more than 20 years working with local companies and universities.
(30) Noel Courage | LinkedIn




Dr. Kevin Spencer is CEO and Co-Founder of Ring Rescue.  With a mechanical engineering background that includes Silicon Valley startup experience, and over 15 years of combined clinical experience in emergency medicine, acute care, military primary care, and paramedic services, Dr. Spencer is uniquely qualified to address Life Sciences challenges.  CEO roles include leading Ring Rescue through product development and launch into international medical markets, product sales growth and exceeding revenue goals, successful promotion and startup fundraising (including making a deal on Dragons Den) and creating a clinical standard of care change based on our product suite.
(30) Kevin Spencer | LinkedIn



Brad MacKeil is a professional engineer, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Ring Rescue. He has spent the last 10 years creating value in the local life sciences start-up ecosystem and strives to grow businesses through solid fundamental design principles. He holds 4 product design-related patents and has published work in the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Brad is currently focused on growing Ring Rescue’s business through the development and execution of IP strategy and the design and implementation of scalable production and operational systems.

(30) Brad MacKeil | LinkedIn



Our Partners

Springboard is a member-based organization, supported by ACOA as well as our network members. The network is designed to grow Atlantic Canada’s innovation economy through collaboration among post-secondary institutions and industry. The Springboard network is made up of industry engagement representatives at 19 post-secondary institutions across Atlantic Canada.
Home – Springboard Atlantic

Home – Bereskin & Parr (bereskinparr.com)

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December 7, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Life Sciences Research Institute – 1344 Summer St.
1344 Summer Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H0A8 Canada
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