AI & IP: an arranged marriage? Decoding a relationship not so intellectual” - takes you to the heart of this managerial revolution 


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We will explore the tangible benefits of AI, from automating tedious tasks to improving strategic decision-making, while examining potential risks, such as data confidentiality and ethical issues. 

Whether you are an established IP professional or looking to understand how AI can influence the future of your practice, this session will give you a comprehensive and informed overview, with a particular focus on the benefits and challenges for leaders.

Join us for a session of reflection and discussion on the future of IP consultancy management, where AI is at the heart of the transformation, and decipher the AI challenge.

Moderator: Louis-Pierre Gravelle - Bereskin & Parr (CA)

Louis-Pierre Gravelle is a partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the Electrical and Computer Technology Practice Group. He is recognized as a leading professional in the fields of high technology and artificial intelligence. A lawyer and engineer, Louis-Pierre's practice focuses on patent and technology law, with a focus on obtaining and exploiting intellectual property rights for start-ups, SMEs and large corporations to support them in their business growth and success.

He has been advising Canadian and international clients for over 25 years and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of different fields related to technology, AI and quantum, among many others.

Louis-Pierre has vigorously promoted the importance of protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights for businesses of all sizes, leading him to be involved with the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) of which he is a past president, as well as the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), where he is presently vice-president of PMC and president of FICPI Canada.  He is an active member of AIPLA, as well as Regional Co-Chair (America) of GLIPA, the Global IP Alliance.

Sonia Montserrat, VIDEN Analytics (CA)

Sonia Montserrat holds a Master's degree in Business Intelligence from HEC Montreal and a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has over ten years of combined experience in analytics, business intelligence, project management and marketing.

In her role, she brings a wide range of skills to the table, including leading large-scale data valuation projects for our clients.

Vikrant Rana, S.S. Rana & Co. (IN)

Vikrant Rana is the Managing Partner of S.S. Rana & Co., a premier intellectual property and corporate law firm in India. He has been consistently recognised as a Leading Lawyer by reputed national and international journals. For more than 27 years, Vikrant has been providing practical legal advice to many Fortune 500 companies as well as grassroots innovators and Start-Ups, on securing, protecting, enforcing and exploiting their Intellectual Property assets in India and world over. 

At home, Vikrant is actively involved in sensitising awareness on Intellectual Property Rights and is associated with several government and non-government organizations, universities and institutions. Vikrant is also an avid sportsman, and he has completed 15 half-marathons. He is also a Certified Yoga teacher.

Luna Zhang, Kangxin Partners (CN)

Luna Zhang is a senior counsel and an attorney at law from one of the biggest and oldest IP firms in China. She started her IP practice in 2006 as an in-house legal counsel after her law degree in China. After, she joined law firms and continued her career in IP. During this period, she also obtained an LLM degree form EDHEC and an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School in France. 

Through her knowledge and extensive experience, Luna has a good understanding of the needs of IP owners and fellow IP professionals. She is committed to and provides proactive, insightful advice to many international clients including Fortune 500 companies and SMEs on establishing ideal IP strategies as well as enforcing their IP rights in China. Staying on top of the recent trends in the legal and IP industry, Luna has also gained experience in the analysis and application of big data as well as AI technology on IP-related fields. 



Advocating for your IP

Kangxin is a large firm with over 500 staff and expertise in IP litigation, enforcement, patents, and trade mark prosecution.

Kangxin represents both Chinese and international firms, from start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals from its offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Dongguan. 

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