About Us

We are lawyers who are passionate about technology and its potential to change the way our industry works.

Our own experiences shape our mission to build better products for legal professionals.

We know what the problems are firsthand so we develop solutions that are both effective and practical.

Our goal isn’t to “disrupt” your practice, but to give you the right tools to eliminate inefficiencies and to automate tedious tasks.

Yaroslav Riabinin is an intellectual property lawyer with a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

He taught computer programming at the university and his graduate research in Computational Linguistics was the basis for several publications, including a chapter in a book.

He has worked at two prominent IP law firms, preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients such as BlackBerry and Samsung.

Stephanie Curcio is an intellectual property lawyer with Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto.

She has worked at two international law firms, with a focus on prosecuting and enforcing patents in the life sciences.

She has advised clients on patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues.

She has also written and spoken about a variety of issues in patent law and the intersection of AI and legal practice.


Our Work

Our goal is to make software that we can use in our own practice.

In fact, our story began when we created a tool that streamlines the patent search process, after discovering there was nothing like that on the market.

It made our own lives easier, and our colleagues at other intellectual property law firms found it helpful as well.

Now, that product is called NLPatent and it's being used by patent professionals across the US, Canada, and the UK.

We continue to innovate and push the boundaries of what Artificial Intelligence can do, such as predicting whether a new idea is patentable.


Latest News

2019-07-09 | USPTO Roadshow on US Patent Office Practice and Proceedings

Stephanie is joining the 2019 AIPLA/USPTO Roadshow to speak in five US cities on the topic of "Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Patent Quality".

She will be in Seattle, Houston, St. Louis, Boston, and Alexandria.

Here is the current Roadshow schedule:

April 23, 2019 - Seattle, WA

April 25, 2019 - Houston, TX

August 20, 2019 - St. Louis, MO

August 22, 2019 - Boston, MA

August 27, 2019 - Alexandria, VA

2019-06-24 | LegalGeek North America Conference

Stephanie is speaking at the LegalGeek North America conference in New York on June 25th, 2019.

She will discuss the challenges faced by patent professionals and how we can use Artificial Intelligence to overcome them.

Contact Us

You can reach us by email at [email protected] or connect with us on social media.

Legalicity is based out of the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) at Ryerson University.
LIZ is a co-working space and the first legal technology incubator with a focus on building better solutions for consumers of legal services.