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

October 9 @ 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

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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
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Silicon Halton


MEV Innovation Centre
555 Industrial Drive
Milton, Ontario L9T0S1 Canada
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What You Need To Know

  • IoT in Smart City Product Solutions
    The Silicon Halton IoT Peer2Peer is focused on helping members collaborate, share, and learn how IoT is changing industry, and how they can benefit in taking their solutions / products to market.  Learn more about the IoT Peer2Peer > This month’s discussion topic: IoT and Smart City product solutions.  We’ll be discussing the design and development process of innovative IoT solutions and the role that they will play in improving our future. Presenter: Nathan Nandhakumaran from Aversan Labs. AversanLabs is an embedded hardware and software development house with a focus on full IoT solutions and Smart City product development. their products address issues with home and building infrastructure, energy consumption, and management of city infrastructure in order to develop sustainable solutions. With legacy expertise in embedded systems development and testing, AversanLabs has the tools to help customers bring their innovative ideas to the global market. The IoT Peer2Peer is open to: Silicon Halton members and Milton Education Village Innovation Centre members.

Upcoming Events

  1. Silicon Halton Day at the MEV Innovation Centre

    November 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  2. IoT Peer2Peer – November

    November 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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    November 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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