Misha Benjamin

Legal counsel, Element AI


Element AI is a Montreal-based platform that advances cutting-edge AI research and turn it into scalable products that make businesses safer, stronger, and more agile. Visit the Element AI website. Misha Benjamin completed his Civil and Common Law at the University of Ottawa, and started his career as an articling student and then associate in the corporate and commercial group at BLG.

He then moved to Spiegel Sohmer where he specialized in representing emerging tech companies in their commercial and fundraising efforts. Realizing that he wanted to work closely with the business and development teams long-term, he moved to an-house position at Ubisoft Entertainment, where he dealt with a variety of IP and commercial issues. Since joining Element AI, he has had to address all aspects of the business of artificial intelligence, including copyright, open-source, patent, data and commercialization issues, as well as developing an IP strategy. He will explore the IP and licensing models behind AI.