Natalie Giroux speaking at GPC January Session

On January 11, 2022, Stratford Intellectual Property President Natalie Giroux will be the featured speaker for the Governance Professional of Canada‘s 12pm webcast. Natalie will be speaking on the 20 Questions Board Members can ask about Intellectual Property.

About the Event

As a key driver in company metrics, IP requires proactive care and a keen eye for detail to ensure that it is handled appropriately and managed cost effectively. However, despite its increasing importance as a company asset, effective IP management remains a challenge due to its complexity and the perceived cost of formal protective measures ([2019], Stats Canada).

Looking at it from the perspective of a board member, Natalie discusses questions that you should ask/be prepared for at board meetings to ensure IP remains top of mind for executives. This includes ensuring that the company’s funds are spent optimally, the value is maximized, and that IP related risks are being managed appropriately.  Acknowledging the complexity of intellectual property with a holistic strategy is key to maximizing your portfolio.

Learning Objectives
  • Understanding the impact of IP
  • Identify the risks related to IP and how to mitigate them
  •  How a company can build an IP portfolio to positively impact valuation while minimizing cost
  • Proactive care and management of IP
Who should register?
  • CxOs
  • Board members

The webcast is open to GPC members and non-members. You can register here.

About Natalie

A pragmatic achiever with extensive experience in the areas of strategic intellectual property management, network performance engineering and technical due diligence, Natalie founded the IP Strategy practice at Stratford Group in 2009 by supplementing the offerings of traditional IP agencies and acting as a strategic advisor to design comprehensive IP strategies, covering all types of IP, that is tailored toward achieving the business objectives.

In 2021, Natalie ranked on the IAM Strategy 300 global list of Leading IP Strategists.

About GPC

GPC‘s mandate is to be the voice of governance professionals in Canada. Its members deal with all matters affecting corporate governance, from board and committee processes, management and structure, disclosure, stakeholder engagement, legal and corporate compliance, as well as issues crucial to boards, their accountability and oversight. As such, GPC strives to provide valuable and timely information on recent changes and developments which affect its members – in all industries and sectors. Members include professionals with positions such as Corporate Secretary, Corporate and General Counsel, Manager Corporate Governance, VP/Director/Officer Compliance, Risk, Legal or Regulatory Affairs, Associate/Assistant Corporate Secretary and Board Administrator, CEO, CFO, Board Chair, Director, Committee Chairs.