Oblon, one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law. For more than 50 years, Oblon has provided a full range of intellectual property services from IP transactions and litigation to trademark and design for industries, such as chemicals; electronics and software; heavy industry; consumer products; life sciences; and energy and renewables.
Robert W. Downs has been involved with artificial intelligence (AI) for 35 years. He is presently a patent agent for a patent law firm. Utilizing his background in AI, Machine Learning, and Database Management, Mr. Downs prepares patent applications in technologies that involve computer software, including machine learning.
Mr. Downs previously served over 10 years as a primary patent examiner in the art unit handling AI. Mr. Downs started his career at the U.S. Department of the Navy where he managed projects in artificial intelligence. Mr. Downs holds advanced degrees in computer science, with a focus on artificial intelligence, database management, electronic commerce, and bioinformatics.