Offered in collaboration with FORPIQ 

Seminar Topic

Open innovation and open source licensing have come a long way in the last 20 years. Beyond persistent myths, open source licensing has accelerated and enabled an unprecedented rate of innovation, particularly in the field of AI. Open source licenses come in many shapes and sizes, and different approaches abound when it comes to addressing patent rights. Paul will illustrate how patent rights are granted under the main families of open source licenses, with a view of illustrating potential pitfalls. 

The event will take place at Espace CDPQ, offering IP professionals, entrepreneurs and business experts the opportunity to network.

Continental Breakfast: 8 am



Paul Gagnon Element AI

Paul is a lawyer at Element AI, a company at the forefront of the transformations generated by artificial intelligence. Specialized in information technology, intellectual property and competition law, Paul previously worked in-house (Cirque du Soleil, Intel) as well as a major law firm in Montreal. A graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke, Paul also obtained a LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Max-Planck Institute) in 2012. His master's thesis was on the competition law applicable to patent trolls.


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Continuing Professional Development

This event is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.


1 hr

Law Society of Ontario

Barreau du Québec

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upon request

Law Society of Manitoba

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New York CLE Board


Espace CDPQ
3 Place Ville Marie
Montréal, QC