Agenda

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
7:15

Registration & Breakfast

7:55

Chairman's Welcome & Opening Remarks


John Wright, Corporate Attorney,Tyler Technologies

8:00

Faster, Better: Accelerate AI/Machine Learning Developments for Competitive Advantage

Faster, Better: Accelerate AI/Machine Learning Developments for Competitive Advantage:

  • Good AI is reliant on good data
  • How a good culture shift will get management's buy-in for more AI development and adoption
  • How you work with your IP legal team more cohesively in this cultureĀ 
  • How ultimately more patents are successfully passed through this culture change
  • Where AI is going & understanding why AI is the wave of the future

Nathan Robinson,Product Manager, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Keller Williams

DEVELOPING AI EXPERTISE
08:25

Panel Discussion:

Facilitating and Promoting AI Innovation Within your Organization

  • What is the relevance of AI to your company?
  • How to develop it internally- based on different sectors
  • How do you motivate & involve your engineers while engaging them to drive new developments?
  • What investors need to invest in intrapreneurship at your company
  • Develop intrapreneurship within your organization to harness in-house innovation
  • Get management onboard while crafting the perfect incentive to motivate your innovators
  • Where their companies have seen growth on their bottom line
  • How they learned of the concept, developed it and made it happens while sharing successes and failures

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney,Tyler Technologies

Panelists:

Neel Patel, IP Counsel,AETNA

Sreekar Gadde, Assistant Chief IP Counsel,DYNAMICS INC.

Milin Patel, Counsel, Patents,Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Diane Holt, Team Lead-Transactions, Bloomberg Law

9:10

Case Study

How AI Development was Incentivized and Implemented Successfully at SKEJUL, INC.

  • How do you get qualified people in the door and actively participating?
  • How do you get non-qualified people in your department up to speed?
  • How were the engineers incentivized to innovate?
  • How were your innovations developed, protected and how are they monetized currently?

Matthew Lamons, CEO, SKEJUL, INC.

9:35

Bringing all Functions Together to Understand the Importance of AI to Accelerate IP Development

  • IP Management System- platform for engineers and legal to use
  • Methodologies to improve relations between IP and engineers
  • Create more harmonious communication between IP and engineers
  • Drive camaraderie, engagement, interaction and greater understanding
  • Create more accessible environment
  • Selling the business value of your ideas to topline management by creating confidence & matching your innovation to your company's brand

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney,Tyler Technologies

Panelists:

Dalia Asterbadi, CEO, VERVE.AI

Sreekar Gadde,Assistant Chief IP Counsel,DYNAMICS INC.

David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect & Patent Attorney, Aon IP Solutions

10:20

Networking Break

10:35

Delivering Clarity on How Functions Change through AI: Motivate & Accelerate by Harnessing Expertise

  • Career development for key executives
  • Learn the language and psychology of AI within your organization- Use AI to become your ally
  • Discover how to utilize AI technologies within your organization so they become a strong asset
  • Identify and determine the necessary soft skills, variety of work and best approach to be more effective
  • Adapt in this changing environment by creating more opportunities and connecting with the right people

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney,Tyler Technologies

Panelists:

Lee Cheng, CLO,EFORCITY

Yuri Kruman, CEO, Master the Talk & Advisory Board Member, CX Program at Rutgers Center for Innovation Education Rutgers Center for Innovation Education

David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect & Patent Attorney, Aon IP Solutions

PROTECTING AI IP
11:20

The Mighty Strength of IBM: Protecting & Engaging your Inventions Through AI Innovation

Ingrid Foerster, IP Counsel, Watson Health Group, IBM Corporation

11:45

Understanding Identity: Who is the Author and Inventor for Machine Learning Inventions?

Charles R. Macedo, Partner Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP

12:15 - 1:15

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:00

Patentability According to the Experts

  • IP experts will offer advice on what is considered patentable
  • Best practices explained to pass your patent under first-to- file AIA law changes
  • PTAB requirements debunked
  • Inventor issues that may result from AI technologies
  • Moderator:

    David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect & Patent Attorney, Aon IP Solutions

    Panelists:

    Caroline Pinkston, Counsel, IP Transactions, HPE

    Neel Patel, IP Counsel, AETNA

    Joseph R. Klinicki PartnerCONDO ROCCIA KOPTIW LLP

2:00

Protect and Enforce your AI IP

  • Ethical standards in IP
  • Protect ownership rights
  • Control and manage tech transfer by means of license, assignment or other contractual agreement
  • Establish means to pursue infringers
  • Appropriate Trade secrets agreements
  • Patent Disclosure Issues Relating to AI
  • AI Claiming Strategies to Address Disclosure Requirements
  • Patent-Eligible Subject Matter and IA
  • Strategies for Claiming AI as Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

Panelists:

Ingrid Foerster, IP Counsel, Watson Health Group, IBM CORPORATION

Helen Li, Senior Patent Attorney, INTEL

Carole Boelitz, Former Associate GC, Chief IP Counsel, TERRAPOWER

Frank Decosta, Partner, FINNEGAN LLP

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney,Tyler Technologies

2:45

Interview with Lee Cheng

Building your Best Defense: Overcoming Challenges & Achieving Solutions

  • Current PTAB statistics
  • Post Issuance Proceedings
  • Dealing with NPE's and patent trolls alike
  • How to get around AI patent trolls
  • Proper cost benefit analysis
  • Preparing for Litigation: cost, risks, your best defense
  • Avoiding Litigation: how to avoid without losing on your bottom line and reputation

Lee Cheng, CLO, EFORCITY

Moderator:

David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect & Patent Attorney, Aon IP Solutions

3:10

Case study

Verve.ai's Journey to the Finish Line

  • CEO, Dalia Asterbadi will present her company's successful AI patent journey with her outside counsel. They will offer two phases of AI that will offer defensibility and monetizing tactics
  • How Dalia brought her team together to build a disruptor technology
  • VERVE.AI'S successful patent strategy to validate their patents and utilize them defensively
  • Dalia Asterbadi, CTO, Verve.ai

3:35

Networking Refreshment Break

MONETIZING AI
3:50

Monetizing your AI IP

  • Increase registrations through enhancement of company reputation
  • Accumulate revenue methods
  • Create new sources of revenue while maximizing ROI
  • Best practices to conduct assertion studies and analyzing your litigation risks
  • Best IP valuation methodologies
  • Enhance licensing/royalty agreements and capitalize on patents

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney, TYLER TECHNOLOGIES

Panelists:

Ivan Kirchev, Senior Counsel, IP Licensing, HPE

Susan Tull, Partner, FINNEGAN LLP

DJ Nag, Ph.D., MBA, CLP, RTTP, Global Head of Academic and Non-Profit Sector, IPwe Professor of Practice, Rutgers University

4:35

How to Build a Sustainable Strategy to Maximize ROI

  • Learn best concepts to enhance company reputation and registrations
  • Gain an accurate assessment of your portfolio; AI patents to sell and keep
  • - Indirect vs. Direct monetization
    - AI as a Service (AIaaS)
    - Monetizing strategies in specialized AI fields: NLP, machine learning, deep learning, data science
    and predictive analytics
    - Areas to foster growth and increase overall portfolio value

  • Stay up to date on the competitive market- monitor and identify competitor patent applications

  • - Handle invalidity search and analysis on your most current claims; identify most relevant art
    - Learn the status of technology developments within your organization and out
    - Discover who's in the race to patent, their status of technology development & any prior art

Moderator:

Edward Walters, Chief Executive Officer, Fastcase

Panelists:

Ivan Kirchev, Senior Counsel, IP Licensing, HPE

Sreekar Gadde, Assistant Chief IP Counsel, DYNAMICS INC.

John Schiffhauer, Former VP & Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, INTEL

DJ Nag, Ph.D., MBA, CLP, RTTP, Global Head of Academic and Non-Profit Sector, IPwe Professor of Practice, Rutgers University

5:20

Inventorship vs. Ownership: Can a Machine be Considered an Inventor?

  • AI as an infringer and its impact on your business
  • How does this impact user & license agreements
  • how should these agreements be modified to ensure they are owned by a specific entity
  • Restrictions placed on AI's access to specific data- Yes or no?

Moderator:

Edward Walters, Chief Executive Officer, Fastcase

Panelists:

Helen Li, Senior Patent Attorney, INTEL

Caroline Pinkston, Counsel, IP Transactions, HPE

Ingrid Foerster, IP Counsel, Watson Health Group, IBM CORPORATION

David Andrews, Chief Platform Architect & Patent Attorney, Aon IP Solutions

Bhupinder Randhawa, Partner, BERESKIN & PARR LLP

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
7:15

Breakfast

PARTNERSHIPS AND IN-LICENSING TO ACQUIRE AI EXPERTISE
8:00

Ethical Considerations when Developing, Deploying & Implementing AI

With companies presently dealing with increasing AI bias, new policy creation and alternative avenues are a definite necessity.
This presentation will explore:

  • Machine Learning
  • Authorship
  • Bias
  • Data
  • Tools that can help detect these biases


*Caroline Pinkston presents on behalf of herself and in no way does this presentation reflect the opinions of HPE.

Caroline Pinkston, Counsel, IP Transactions, HPE

8:25

Utilizing Trade Secret Agreements to Protect and Monetize your Innovations

Carole Boelitz,Former Associate General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel,Terrapower

9:15

Acquiring AI Knowledge your do not have In-House

  • Cost-effective in-licensing strategies
  • Partnering
  • Co-ownership
  • Working with patent trolls

Moderator:

John Wright, Corporate Attorney, TYLER TECHNOLOGIES

Panelists:

Caeden Drayton, Group Patent Counsel, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER

Ivan Kirchev, Senior Counsel, IP Licensing, HPE

Ingrid Foerster, IP Counsel, Watson Health Group, IBM CORPORATION

John Schiffhauer, Former VP & Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, INTEL

10:00

Real-world AI Innovation @ IBM

  • In this session, Joe Kozhaya will provide an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and describe some practical challenges in applying AI to address real business problems.
  • Joe will also outline processes and techniques to promote innovation and drive inventions across the enterprise while focusing on AI-specific initiatives and recent areas of AI research and innovation.

Joe Kozhaya,Watson Data & AI Expert, Master InventorIBM

10:45

Networking Break

11:30

Identifying AI Opportunities Outside your Organization

  • Identifying AI opportunities outside your organization
  • Uncover the latest AI developments to give your organization the upper hand on your competitors
  • Identify the right opportunities to implement AI
  • Acquire AI technologies that make the best sense for your business
  • Connect with the proper AI developers and their respective technologies
  • Best practices to negotiate potential licensing agreements
  • Effective Deal structuring options
  • Grant backs and sublicensing- identifying the most beneficial courses of action

Moderator:

Dan Bork CTO,IPwe

Panelists:

Lee Cheng, CLO, EFORCITY

Caeden Drayton, Group Patent Counsel, STANLEY BLACK & DECKER

Yuri Kruman, CEO, Master the Talk & Advisory Board Member, CX Program Rutgers Center for Innovation Education

DJ Nag, Ph.D., MBA, CLP, RTTP, Global Head of Academic and Non-Profit Sector, IPwe Professor of Practice, Rutgers University

Diane Holt, Team Lead-Transactions, Bloomberg Law

12:15

Conference Adjourned