Licensing in the Life Sciences: Deal Trends and Expectations in a Global Marketplace: Thurs, Nov 16, 2017, 12-2pm
We have assembled this superb group of speakers from the US and Canada to bring our Toronto life sciences community valuable insights and up-to-date information on licensing of life sciences technologies (and the challenges therein). The focus will be on moving early and very early biotech & pharma technologies forward. The speakers are: Gautam Aggarwal of Triangle Insights Group (North Carolina), Jim McCarthy of CorpDev Ventures (Tampa, Florida), and Philippe Douville, CEO of Milestone Pharmaceuticals (Montreal). The session will include discussions of: (i) key findings from the 2016 LES Life Sciences Royalty Rates & Deal Terms Survey, (ii) recommendations that can help your organization set reasonable expectations for deals and the deal-making process, (iii) the focus of recent deal-making and transactions (e.g., where are VCs and companies investing), and (iv) valuable real world experiences from our panel. For more information and a registration link, see here.
Legal Lessons: What You Should Know When Starting an AI or Machine Learning-Enabled Business: Wed, Nov 29, 2017, 12-2pm
We are very excited to bring you our first event focused on the fast-moving and fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technological innovations. Hear crucial tips and lessons from our panel of leading legal experts and successful startup founders about bringing machine learning and AI-implemented technology solutions to market, including about: acquiring data, licensing data and models, and privacy law compliance. Our speakers include: Maya Medeiros of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Mark Penner of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, and three successful startup founders, to be announced shortly. For more information and a registration link, see here.