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The Artificial Inventor? A panel discussion on patenting AI-generated inventions with World-Renowned Professor Ryan Abbott

February 5, 2020
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Scotia Plaza 40 King Street West 40th Floor Toronto, ON M5H 3Y2


Dr. Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM, Professor of Law, University of Surrey
Bhupinder Randhawa, B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), J.D., Bereskin & Parr LLP
Leyla Imanirad, Innovation Strategist, Bristol Gate

Learn about global developments in recognizing AI as an inventor for patented inventions.  Change-maker Professor Ryan Abbott and other AI thought leaders will provide insights about the DABUS test case, the USPTO call for comments, and other international trends.   
The panel will discuss: 

  • Can and does AI “invent”?  Are AI-generated inventions becoming commonplace?  
  • Who is the “true” inventor of AI-generated inventions?    
  • Should the law recognize the “Artificial Inventor”?
  • What are the ethical, legal and technical implications if the law evolves to recognize artificial inventors?


Jennifer Davidson, Deeth Williams Wall LLP
Victor Krichler, Bereskin & Parr LLP


11:15  Registration
11:30  Light lunch served
12:00  Program and webcast begin
1:00  Q&A
1:15  Program concludes 

Sponsored by:

Bereskin & Parr LLP
Deeth Williams Wall LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

The program will be offered both in person and via webcast. 

CAN-TECH members: Free
Potential members: $25.00

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