Dr. Aviv Gaon

Harry Radzyner Law School Ph.D., York University, Toronto

Executive Director

Areas of expertise

  • Aviv Gaon is a senior lecturer at the Harry Radzyner Law School, Reichman University (IDC Herzliya). He holds a Ph.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and LL.B (Cum Laude) and LL.M from Reichman University. His work in the area of intellectual property and technology earned him the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP Law in 2019. In 2019-2020, Dr. Gaon was a Post-Doc Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gaon is a research fellow at IP Osgoode Center for Intellectual Property and Technology at Osgoode Hall Law School, and in 2019 he joined the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ) editorial board – a leading Canadian journal for intellectual property and technology research. Dr. Gaon is also a member of the Bracing for Impact Artificial Intelligence Challenge conference series organizing committee. These conferences facilitate legal discussions about Canadian tech policy and attract academic scholars, tech companies, and government leaders. The Bracing for Impact conferences is supported by Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
    Dr. Gaon's scholarship focuses on Intellectual Property, Law & Technology and Competition Law. His publications address the legal implications of emerging technologies, intellectual property, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Gaon's recent book – The Future of Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – was published in 2021. The book offers an extensive analysis of intellectual property Law and authorship theories and explores the possible impact of artificial intelligence on those theories. In 2020 Dr. Gaon co-edit the book Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law. The book offers an overview of artificial intelligence technology and the law providing insights into relevant challenges and addressing current issues.
    Dr. Gaon is the Executive Director of the Harry Radzyner Law School and the Academic Director of the International Commercial Law Program. In 2019-2021 he served as the Director of the Harry Radzyner Law School Experiential Programs and the Academic Director of the Honours Program.

  • The Future of Copyright in the Artificial Intelligence Era (Edward Elgar Publishing 2021)


    Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (Thomson Reuters Canada, 2021) (with Giuseppina D'Agostino and Carole J. Piovesan)


    Searching for a Common Ground: Conceptualizing Artificial Intelligence, 32 IPJ 129 (2020)


    The Future of Human Driving, Vol 18(2) Georgetown J L & Pub Pol'y 503 (2020) (with Guy Seidman)


    Intellectual Property Law and Algorithms in Cambridge Handbook on the Law of Algorithms: Human Rights, Intellectual Property, Government Regulation (2020)


    A Call to Action: Moving Forward with the Governance of Artificial Intelligence in Canada, 56 Alta L. Rev. (2019) (with Ian Stedman)


    The Secular Minority, 22 Law & Business Idc L. Rev. 197 (2019) (with Amnon Rubinstein) (Heb)


    Publishers in the New Technological Era: Publish or Perish? in Ethics and Panic in the World of Information(al) Sciences, Copyrights and Academic Publication (Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua, Daniel Sperling and Amalia Ran, eds) (forthcoming) (with Roy Tzena) (Heb)


    Interdisciplinary Analyses of Intellectual Property Law (Miriam Marcowitz-Bitton and Lior Zemer eds), Managing Editor (Nevo Publication, 2016)


    Copyright, Disability and Social Inclusion: The Marrakesh Treaty and the Rolle of Non-Signatories, JIPLP 10(11) 838 (2015) (with Lior Zemer)