IP Matters: The Chemical AI Revolution - Jan. 30, 2024

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Tue Jan 30, 2024 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Uncovering Trends and Strategies for IP Protection

Join a panel of IP lawyers, entrepreneurs, and representatives from the U of T Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) for a wide-ranging discussion about AI’s transformative impact in revolutionizing the landscape of chemical research and development. We will discuss the pivotal role tech transfer offices play in commercializing and supporting Chemical AI projects and explore strategies for navigating the legal intricacies of patenting and protecting these AI-driven innovations. The interactive session will also spotlight success stories and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and startups in this space.

The first half of this event will be a deep dive into key trends and themes in this area. The second half is an off the record “Ask Me Anything” where founders, inventors, researchers and scientists can share their candid questions with the panel in a safe environment.


  • Patricia Folkins, Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Reshika Dhir, Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Hugo Bohorquez, Senior Research Scientist at Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Director, Acceleration Consortium
  • Tamara O'Connell, Patent Portfolio Manager, Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO)
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About UTE:
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.

About the IP Education Program:
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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