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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 this intellectual property’s value, giving 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.

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 students, 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.


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 prominent voice for entrepreneurship across U of T’s three campuses and represents a robust 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 ongoing 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 are a student, staff, faculty, or alumni with an active UTORID, find out more about this free online program, including how to register, here.