AI and Beyond: Software and Data Licensing Workshop

AI and Beyond: Canadian Software and Data Licensing Workshop

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies are moving quickly. Intellectual property (IP), the regulatory environment and dealmakers are all playing catch-up to develop best practices amid a rush toward the marketplace. This workshop will address everything that Canadian technology transfer offices need to know about data, evaluating data-driven technology and commercialization. The focus will be on Canada, taking international factors into consideration.
This seminar will cover: 
  • Types of IP that can exist around data
  • Determining if a data-driven technology, such as an AI invention, is patentable
  • Navigating third-party licenses for software and data, including proprietary, open-source and Creative Commons licenses
  • Data privacy and sharing
  • Garbage in, garbage out – what are the characteristics of a data set and company ready for AI commercialization?
  • Licensing out and spinning off academic technology – payment terms, exclusivity, milestones and liability
  • Case studies and best practices for managing IP and data agreements in a university or research institute setting
Was this blurb written by ChatGPT or a human? Will we all be replaced by robots? The future is here—join us for a lively, interactive seminar to up your data tech transfer game!   
Date:  December 7, 2023
Time: Noon - 2 p.m. ET

Cost: Members $50 (USD), Non-Members $115 (USD) for up to five participants per Canadian Tech Transfer office.


Rosario Cartagena, JD, LLM, Chief Privacy and Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary, ICES
Noel Courage, LLB, Partner, Bereskin & Parr
Reshika Dhir, JD, Partner, Bereskin & Parr
Jevin Francis, Licensing Associate, Hospital for Sick Children
Tony Orsi, MBA, Partner, Bereskin & Parr
Lucija Prelovec, Acting Executive Director, DeepSense
Suzie Suliman, JD, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright
Noah Schwartz, MBA, Licensing Executive, Commercialization at University Health Network
Rosario Cartagena is Chief Privacy and Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary at ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services), an Ontario-based analytics and research institute that uses population data to generate meaningful insights to improve policy, health care and health outcomes. Rosario’s practice includes advising clients on cybersecurity readiness, compliance program development and audits, AI frameworks and regulatory issues. Also, as Special Counsel to Osler’s Privacy and Data Management practice, she advises clients on privacy, data governance and risk management-related matters.
Noel Courage, LLB, is a patent attorney and partner in Bereskin & Parr LLP IP law. He is a Canadian lawyer and US and Canadian patent agent. Noel focuses his practice on IP agreements and protecting new inventions with patents. This agreement work includes collaboration and commercialization for data-driven life sciences technologies.
Reshika Dhir, JD, is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She is an electrical engineer, a lawyer and a registered US and Canadian patent agent. She is also a co-lead of the firm’s Fintech and Chemical AI practice groups. Reshika specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications spanning a wide range of technologies, including AI, fintech, medtech, electrical and computer inventions.
Jevin Francis is a Licensing Associate within the Industry Partnerships & Commercialization office at The Hospital for Sick Children. He specializes in the commercialization of software (including AI and machine learning), devices, works of copyright and data. He advises on IP valuation, protection and commercialization strategy. Jevin has a BSc degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph.
Tony Orsi, MBA, is a Patent Agent and Partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP, where he specializes in evaluating new technologies, developing IP strategies and drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including inventions relating to AI and data. He received a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University. 
Lucija Prelovec is the Acting Executive Director of DeepSense, an organization headquartered at Dalhousie University that is uniting the next generation of artificial intelligence experts with ocean companies to create a smarter blue economy. She has a master’s degree in Science Communication from Laurentian University.

Suzie Suliman, JD, is a corporate and intellectual property lawyer in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Toronto office. Suzie combines her background in engineering with her legal knowledge by helping clients protect their technology assets. She regularly drafts and negotiates commercial agreements relating to technology, privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property.

Noah Schwartz, MBA, is a licensing executive with Commercialization at University Health Network (UHN). He specializes in commercialization of medical devices and software, including digital health, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He advises on commercialization strategy for assets involving data and is a member of UHN’s data governance committee.