IP Matters: What You Need to Know about IP and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning - Nov. 10, 2022

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Thu Nov 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence and related fields including deep learning, computer vision and natural language processing have permeated all industries in recent years. The most successful companies in virtually every industry have a strategy to leverage AI and data while protecting the value of this intellectual property that gives them a competitive advantage. In a rapidly evolving business and legal landscape, it is critical to understand how these IP considerations can help companies succeed on a global stage. Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will cover a broad range of topics and themes ranging including:

  • Ownership and open-source considerations
  • Database protection
  • Protecting AI-generated outputs

This session will be moderated by Alberto Galasso, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization, and will feature real-world insights from entrepreneurs, legal experts, and researchers.The second half of the session will feature a “camera’s off, Ask Me Anything” opportunity for attendees.


This  session is open to the public. Those who are outside of the University of Toronto community can register by setting up an account. You can do this by clicking ‘sign in’ (top right) to create an account (or login via Google or other integrated login). Once your account is created, click back on the registration link and click ‘register’.

About the IP Matters Series

As part of the University of Toronto’s IP Education Program and in partnership with the Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS), the “IP Matters” Series is a practical and interactive series about intellectual property, designed to inform and educate student, alumni and faculty innovators about real-world considerations. This series will bring together subject matter experts, industry leaders, inventors and entrepreneurs to discuss emerging trends in IP, present case studies, and highlight relevant applications of concepts explored in the IP Education Program modules.

Moderator:  Alberto Galasso, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman Chair in Life Sciences Commercialization


  • Vincent Bergeron, Partner, Lawyer and Trademark Agent; Leader of ROBIC’s Emerging Technologies Group
  • Dr. Garth Gibson – President and CEO of Vector Institute
  • Patricia Thaine, Co-Founder & CEO of Private AI


U of T Entrepreneurship is a central voice for entrepreneurship across U of T’s three campuses and represents a powerful network of 10+ accelerators. We are here to support, develop and celebrate our best and brightest founders and their startups through a broad range of resources, network access and entrepreneurship activities.


This event is part of the on-going workshops supplementing learnings from U of T’s IP Education Program, an accessible free, online training program designed to equip learners with a broad foundation in intellectual property. If you have are a student, staff, faculty or alumni with an active UTORID, find out more about this free online program, including how to register, here.

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