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Licensing in the Age of AI

 Export to Your Calendar 5/12/2020
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Virtual Event
Contact: Eleanor Nelson

Online registration is available until: 5/11/2020
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Licensing in the Age of AI

Advances in artificial intelligence and data analytics are impacting many industries from financial services to healthcare to communications. This rapidly changing environment is creating tremendous opportunity, and managing the relevant intellectual capital has never been more complex.

Join industry thought leaders and strategy-makers for this online meeting to explore and discuss how leading organizations are creating, protecting and monetizing AI as a form of IP.


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Vinay Iyengar, Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners

12:35 PM – 1:35 PM

Panel One: Training Sets and AI: Identifying and Setting Up the Right Package to Monetize

Data is being generated at an alarming speed and is critical to the success of many organizations. Data types include proprietary information from commercial and industrial processes, customer data, data generated from AI and other analytics, sensitive personal data, and public data. Successful tools, products, and business models frequently require data from multiple sources resulting in combined and derived data sets.

The panel will explore issues around the creation, ownership and monetization of complex mixed data sets. A panel of IP owners from diverse industries will discuss strategies employed to optimize business outcomes while protecting sensitive data and privacy.

Moderator: Charles Macedo, Partner, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP


  • Alain Briancon, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Cerebri AI
  • Kevin Cranman, Business, Technology and IP Lawyer, Kevin Cranman, LLC
  • Laura Himelstein, Assistant General Counsel, EXL Service
  • Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group, LLC


Panel Sponsor: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

1:35 PM – 1:45 PM


10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Two: Owning What AI Creates

On August 1, 2019 the University of Surrey issued a press release claiming that it was pursuing US and European patent protection for the world’s first AI invention. Shortly thereafter on August 21, 2019, the USPTO promulgated a “Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions”, and in October 2019 expanded the RFC to include examination of copyright, trade secret, and trademark protections for works and outputs generated by AI. While some believe that AI technology is a long way off from creating inventions or works without intervention or involvement by humans, businesses and governing bodies are preparing now for the day when the creative genius in their midst is comprised of zeros and ones.

We will discuss the challenges facing the scope of patent, copyright, and trade secret protections, and techniques for using licensing terms to protect against gaps in IP protections. Our panelists will discuss the state of the AI ecosystem across several industries, and trends to look out for as the AI economy continues to evolve.

Moderator: Chad Rutkowski, Partner, Baker Hostetler


  • Sandra Aistars, George Mason University
  • Dean Alderucci, Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stephen A. Holzen, CLP, Director, Dispute Consulting, Stout Risius Ross, LLC
  • Elizabeth Lester, Assistant General Counsel, IP, Equifax


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM



3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Three: Extraction of Value from IP Created by AI

Behind the legalities of ownership and protection lies the driving factor for companies investing in AI – the value of IP created by AI. Panelists from a variety of industries will discuss valuation models for the IP, field of use restrictions and permission requirements in contracts for licensing or sale of IP, and commercialization strategies.

Moderator: Terry Bray, Director of Technology Licensing, Georgia Tech Research Corporation


  • Deven Desai, Attorney/Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
  • Amir Ghavi, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • DJ Nag, Chief Investment Officer, Ventech







  • Early bird $295 (ends May 4, 2020)
  • Late $395 (May 5-12, 2020)


  • Early $445 (ends May 4, 2020)
  • Late $545 (May 5-12, 2020)

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