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Two Views on Mastering the Patent Game: Innovative Prosecution Strategies & AI's Impact on Patenting

  • 19 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GEORGE Restaurant, 111C Queen St E
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In-person Dinner

GEORGE Restaurant (111C Queen St. E)

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:00pm

TIPG will be hosting Neil Padgett and Jim Hinton for a thought-provoking patent law panel on innovations in patent law practice on June 19th. Neil will share Shopify’s innovative approach to building a patent portfolio, and Jim will examine AI’s impact on the patent landscape, discussing the global AI technology race. Join us for an insightful discussion with these patent professionals!

Neil will discuss Shopify’s unconventional approach to building a patent portfolio including their novel approaches to invention harvesting and getting high-quality applications drafted and on file quickly, their strategies for efficient prosecution, and how Shopify obtains protection in secondary filing jurisdictions cost-effectively.

Neil Padgett is currently Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Shopify where he advises on all aspects of intellectual property. He is also responsible for the prosecution of Shopify's worldwide patent portfolio and contributes to the protection and enforcement of Shopify's trademarks. Neil is a lawyer admitted to the bars of Ontario and New York and is a licensed patent agent and trademark agent. Neil is also a professional engineer with a background in computer engineering and has a particular interest in the protection of computer-implemented inventions. 

Jim will discuss how AI is changing the patent and innovation landscape:

  • The rise of AI patenting – the global arms race to control AI technology
  • AI tools for patent practice – ways practitioners are using AI
  • Canada’s AI advantage – how Canada is positioning itself in the global AI value chain

Jim Hinton is the founder of and an IP lawyer, patent and trademark agent with Own Innovation.  He co-founded the Innovation Asset Collective, and he is a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Jim also has a background in mechanical engineering, and he is an assistant professor at Western University.

The presentation is eligible for up to one hour of substantive CPD. 

Please join us at 6PM for a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the presentation by Neil and Jim.

Kindly note that registration will close at 12PM on Monday, June 17. To guarantee your spot, we encourage you to register now and avoid missing this opportunity!

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