Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Registration and Morning Coffee in the Exhibition and Networking Area
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM
Chairman's Welcome Address
Nathan Zhang, Counsel, Global Litigation and Investigations, Applied Materials
8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Guest Address
Artificial Intelligence at the USPTO
 

Charles Kim, Director, Office of Petitions, United States Patent and Trademark Office

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote Address:
Patenting Artificial Intelligence
 
David Sanker, Partner, Morgan Lewis
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
How to Get AI-Related Patents past the EPO

Alvin Lam, Partner, Maucher Jenkins

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Best Practice in Patenting Machine Learning and AI Innovations:

Strengthen Your Claims to Avoid Rejection

Paul S. Hunter, Partner, Foley & Lardner

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Patenting AI: A Corporate Perspective

William LaFontaine. General Manager, Intellectual Property, IBM Corporation

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Panel Discussion: The Outlook for Artificial Intelligence Patents
  • How can we Properly Protect the Developments in Artificial Intelligence Technology as well as Compensating the Innovators Through the Grant of a Patent?                                                                                                                                                                   
  • When Might we Expect a Significant Enough Shift in Intellectual Property Legal Definitions that an AI System can be Classified as a Person?                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and the Future Role of the Patent Attorney: Will Artificial Intelligence Technology Replace Patent Filing, Handling and Renewals?
Moderator: 
Jennifer Spaith, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Panellists:
Charles Kim, Director, Office of Petitions, USPTO
Bao Tran, Chief Development Officer and Chief Patent Counsel, Bitcasas
Mehul Shah, Senior Patent Attorney, Kudelski Group
David Chan, Director, Senior Patent Counsel, Western Digital
William LaFontaine, General Manager, Intellectual Property, IBM Corporation
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Intersection of High Tech and Life-Sciences in Patent Law: When Worlds Collide
Nathan Zhang, Counsel, Global Litigation and Investigations, Applied Materials
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Patent Portfolio Management and Licensing Strategies - In-house Counsel Day-to-Day Challenges in Securing and Protecting Patents
Moderator:
Andrew Radsch, Partner, Ropes & Gray
Panellists:
Anna-Maria Lagerqvist, Senior IP Counsel/Deputy Chief IP Counsel, Volvo Car Corporation
Hanna Steinbach, Legal Director - Head of Enterprise, Medallia
Ted Gizewski, Deputy General Counsel, Workday
George Kanabe, Head of IP, Products, Marketing & Tech Trans, McAfee
David Dutcher, Chief Patent Counsel, Western Digital
 
12:45 PM - 2:10 PM
Lunch and Networking in the Exhibition Area
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM
Roundtable discussions
Taking part in these discussions offers delegates and speakers the opportunity to focus on topics of specific interest, within a small group. 
45 minutes is set aside for each rotation – and delegates may choose one discussion table in each rotation.  
2:15 PM - 2:55 PM
Writing a Software Patent Application
Richard Johnson, Partner, Mewburn Ellis
Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel; Invention Harvesting

Freddy Thiel, VP of the San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode

Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Licensing and Litigation
Ryan Richardson, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Corporate Counsel Challenges with IP Portfolios
Jennifer Gallagher, Patent Analytics Account Executive, LexisNexis IP
Patenting Artificial Intelligence
Steve Lawrenz, Partner, Perkins Coie
2:55 PM - 3:00 PM
Please choose your second rotation choice
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Licensing and Litigation
Ryan Richardson, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Writing a Software Patent Application
Richard Johnson, Partner, Mewburn Ellis
Patenting Artificial Intelligence
Steve Lawrenz, Partner, Perkins Coie
Corporate Counsel Challenges with IP Portfolios
Jennifer Gallagher, Patent Analytics Account Executive, LexisNexis IP
Best Practice for In-House IP Counsel; Invention Harvesting

Freddy Thiel, VP of the San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Discussion Group Round Up - Key Findings
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
What is Patent Quality? A Big Data Perspective
Eric Sutton, Senior Patent Counsel, Oracle
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Ins & Outs of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Licensing and Litigation
  • SEP Patent considerations for the fourth industrial revolution
  • Considerations when approached to license an SEP portfolio
  • What to look for in an SEP license
  • What does FRAND really mean?
  • Building an SEP patent portfolio and its importance
  • Unique aspects and strategy considerations when litigating SEP patents
Ryan Richardson, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
 
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Aligning IP strategy with Business Strategy: How to Build up a Successful IP Department in the Internet of Things
Anna-Maria Lagerqvist, Senior IP Counsel/Deputy Chief IP Counsel, Volvo Car Corporation
5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Chairman’s Closing Comments and Networking Drinks