Why collaborative AI can become a legal minefield

Posted in Canada Blog post Intellectual property

Canada, a world leader in artificial intelligence and deep learning, is home to research pioneers, and its talent now attracts global companies to come here and set up research labs. With other countries such as China accelerating the pace, the race is now on to produce innovative AI-enabled products and services.

To compete we must be strategic in how we marshal our resources, and a key factor will be intellectual-property management, particularly in collaborative AI developed by different stakeholders. Determining who owns or controls the IP rights of a new technology and, in turn, who will be rewarded for their expertise and efforts, can get messy if contracts do not exist or do not contain clear IP terms.

Anthony de Fazekas, head of technology and innovation in Canada and an intellectual-property partner and patent agent, and Maya Medeiros, an intellectual-property partner, patent and trademark agent, consider some of the key legal questions around collaborative AI in a recent article published on the Global and Mail.

Read the full article here:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-why-collaborative-ai-can-become-a-legal-minefield/

 

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