Updates on DABUS and Inventorship of AI-Generated Inventions
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Updates on DABUS and Inventorship of AI-Generated Inventions

On Monday February 3, I had the opportunity to attend the Future of Intellectual Property Rights: A Fireside Chat organized by Deeth Williams Wall LLP. It was thrilling to learn about the unfolding of the DABUS Case on recognition of artificial intelligence systems as inventors, as I was left with…

Taxing Robots Could Save Your Job, But What Else?

There is a public debate about the future of automation. On one side of the argument, some think the future of work will evolve into humans having new types of creative jobs, while others think that increased automation will mean the end of human employment. Economically, the corporate benefit of…

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights at YorkU: A Panel Discussion on Impacts and Opportunities

February 4th, 2020 marked York University’s 11th annual Inclusion Day, a joint partnership between York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (REI), the Law Commission of Ontario, and York’s President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights Sub-Committees. Held in the Helliwell Centre at Osgoode Hall Law School, Inclusion Day…

Small Claims for Copyright: A Check-in on the CASE Act

Entering the new year, conversations continue in many jurisdictions around copyright reform, including modernizing the way copyright disputes are dealt with in the digital age. In the U.S., artists and other independent content creators continue to mobilize around The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (H.R. 2426 /…

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IP Osgoode Speaks Series: Luke McDonagh ‘Copyright & Collaboration in Works of Theatre’
2 March 2020
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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Effective Strategies for IP Commercialization and Success
6 March 2020
IP Osgoode, in partnership with Sandbox Centre, invites you to be guided through effective strategies for IP Commercialization. Details of the event will be available on the Sandbox Centre website.

Global Legal Hackathon Toronto Node

6-8 March 2020

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Bracing for Impact III – Zooming Out: Emerging Technologies
16-17 March 2020
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IP Osgoode Speaks Series: Aviv Gaon “IP at a Crossroad:Awarding Protection for Algorithm”
26 March 2020 
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Picks of the week

Wuhan Institute of Virology of the China Academy of Sciences China said this week that they recently appplied for a new patent on an experimental Gilead Sciences Inc. drug, know as remdesivir, that  might fight the coronavirus. According to the statement released on January 31, 2020 Gilead Sciences is working with health authorities in China to establish a randomized, controlled trial to determine whether remdesivir can safely and effectively be used to treat the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).


Last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that David Gooder has been appointed as the new USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks, replacing Mary Boney Denison, who retired from the position in December 2019.