Sheema Khan joins panel for IP Literacy webinar

We are thrilled to share that Sheema Khan, IP Strategist at Stratford Intellectual Property, will be speaking as a panellist on the topic of How Intellectual Property Literacy Prepares Students for Courses of Study and Careers in STEM on February 17 for a webinar hosted by the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) and The Science Teacher’s Association of Ontario (STAO). 

In this session designed for secondary school educators, panellists will discuss how increasing intellectual property literacy will help students prepare for further courses of study and careers with a STEM focus. Participants will also gain insight into the role of IP and the importance of promoting 21st century skills including teamwork, communication and collaboration, as well as economic literacy through activities that combine invention and business concepts.

Sheema will be speaking alongside Shelley Jones, Vice President of NIHF Canada for what will be the fourth webinar in the Invention Education series. This is a free, bilingual event and is open to non-members; for more information and to register, please visit the STAO registration page.

About the Speakers

Sheema Khan: Sheema is an experienced patent agent with over 15 years of experience in patent prosecution, drafting and IP portfolio growth strategy. Sheema holds a Masters in Physics and PhD in Chemical Physics – both from Harvard University.  She also completed post-doctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at MIT and Chemical Physics at McGill. Sheema’s academic background serves as a foundation for rigorous understanding of inventions in a variety of areas, such as chemistry, physics, mathematics, all types of engineering, medical devices, computer-implemented subject matter and all aspects of machine learning. Sheema also believes in educating the public by writing about IP in the Globe and Mail, and giving seminars on the basics of IP and IP literacy.  

Shelley Jones: Shelley is a lawyer and trademark agent having worked both in private practice and in-house on matters relating to trademark and copyright infringement, litigation, managing global trademark portfolios, domain name disputes and anti-counterfeiting issues. Shelley currently leads NIHF Canada’s mission to inspire young inventors through innovative educational programming.

About NIHF

The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. (Canada) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation offering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEM/STEAM) virtual learning opportunities for Canadian youth in Ontario. Their mission is to inspire future Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs to become global leaders in the 21st century economy.

About STAO

The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario is a non-profit organization in Ontario, established in 1890 with the goal of encouraging excellence in science education through leadership and service.

The objectives of STAO/APSO are:

  1. to stimulate and improve the teaching of science in Ontario,
  2. to co-ordinate the activities of its members, and
  3. to disseminate information related to science teaching to its members.