IP Seminar: Cannabis and AI

February 28, 2019

Join Bereskin & Parr on Thursday, February 28 at MaRS Discovery District as we discuss current IP issues in the exciting and topical areas of Cannabis and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Please feel free to join us for any or all of the sessions. To register for this event please click here.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast

Cannabis

Moderated by Micheline Gravelle

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Protecting the Oldest Inventions: Overview of IP Rights for Cannabis with Micheline Gravelle
 
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
High-stakes Molecules: Patent Protection for the Active Agents in Cannabis with Patricia Folkins
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Patenting and Industrial Designs for Machines and Devices with James Raakman
 
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
 
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Don’t Let Your Drug Deals Go Up in Smoke – Preparing for Due Diligence with Melanie Szweras
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
"FREE CANNABIS SAMPLES”: This and Other Things you Cannot do Under the Cannabis Act and Regulations with Jennifer McKenzie
 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and afternoon registration
 

Artificial Intelligence

Moderated by Bhupinder Randhawa
 
1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Learning to Protect What Machines May Be Learning – IP Issues in AI with Paul Horbal
 
1:40 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Move over IoT, AI is the Next Big Thing in Privacy with Amanda Branch
 
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Coffee Break
 
2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Autonomous AI – Moving your Automotive IP Strategy Forward with James Raakman
 
2:55 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Can AI save Diagnostic Patents? Trends at the Interface of AI and the Life Sciences with Laurence MacPhie
 
3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
AI and Tech Deals – Protecting Your Data and Your Company with Bhupinder Randhawa