Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Silicon Halton Meetup #108 – Is Your AI Invention Patentable?

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Companies today have created business solutions utilizing Artificial Intelligence, only to find the AI is not inherently protectable or the time for protecting it has passed. Protecting AI presents some unique challenges. As human innovation begins to be replaced by AI innovation, governments are struggling with adapting traditional intellectual property and other legal concepts to define the rules of the marketplace.

Join us as we discuss the challenges and emerging strategies for the protection of AI innovation. Ian and Cat will cover:

  • Patentable Artificial Intelligence inventions
  • Keeping AI innovation as a trade secret
  • Copyright issues for AI code
  • Leveraging IP protection for AI investments
  • Practical strategies and best practices




Ian McMillan
Patent Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLC
Ian is a member of Bereskin & Parr’s mechanical, and software / high tech groups,  He focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining, evaluating and leveraging intellectual property rights for clients.


Catherine Lovrics
Partner, Lawyer and Trade Mark Agent at Bereskin & Parr
Catherine is a partner, lawyer and trademark agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP. She is the co-leader of the firm’s copyright and digital media practice group. She advises on emergent AI issues in copyright, trademark, consumer protection and privacy law



October 9, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:


Milton Education Village Innovation Centre
555 Industrial Drive
Milton, ON L9T 5E1 Canada
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Pin It on Pinterest