Artificial Intelligence and The Patent Law: Promises and Perils

Production Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to start-up companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries.


About Staas & Halsey LLP

Specializing exclusively in intellectual property, Staas & Halsey LLP brings together technical and legal expertise in our commitment to provide quality legal representation. Since 1971, we have provided clients with technical expertise and intellectual property protection. In today’s fast-paced, competitive, and complex world, the field of intellectual property is more important than ever. We’re proud to have played a role in the development of today’s technologies, and are excited about our work on the technologies of tomorrow. In the four decades the firm has been in business, we have seen incredible leaps in technological advancement, changes in the dynamic world of intellectual property law, and the creation of a truly global economy. The world has changed, and Staas & Halsey has changed with it, but our goal has always remained the same: serving our clients technical and legal needs with speed and experience, in the most cost-effective, professional manner possible.


About Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis + Stotler, LLC

CFWW+S is a law firm with attorneys who have deep experience in their areas of practice. Our attorneys provide legal counsel and representation covering the full spectrum of business law.  Our clients’ knowledge of the law applicable to their businesses and circumstances is a powerful and essential asset.  CFWW+S provides legal representation in transactions, litigation and legal counseling. Our clients’ satisfaction with their experience with CFWW+S is our most distinguishing feature and our most important asset.

The IP practice at CFWW+S assists creative and innovative individuals and companies with the process of securing property rights for their creations, inventions and related intellectual property. CFWW+S focuses on client IP matters related to patents and trademarks.


About Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham, LLP has been a premier provider of high-quality intellectual property legal services in Silicon Valley for over 17 years. The 24-lawyer firm is principally active in patent preparation and prosecution on an international basis, patent trials such as PTAB inter partes reviews, portfolio development and management, trademark registration, copyright registration, licensing, and pre-litigation risk analysis and counseling. 

The firm is highly focused on computer-related technologies, with most attorneys having advanced degrees or significant industry experience in computer science or electrical engineering.  Technical fields are diverse and range from databases, network protocols, virtual computing platforms, media management and security to smart agriculture, robotics, and semiconductor manufacturing.

The firm represents clients ranging from pre-Series A startups to Fortune 500 sector leaders, sited in California and New York as well as London, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Wuxi, Tokyo and Singapore. The firm pursues a small-team approach with two to six lawyers staffed per account, has numerous advocates highly skilled in examiner interviews, and is expert in preparing multi-lateral patent specifications that fit the requirements of the USPTO, EPO, JPO and others.