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SVIPLA 10-9-19: Will Patent Attorneys Be Replaced By Emerging AI Tools?

  • 09 Oct 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Procopio, 1117 California Avenue, #200, Palo Alto, CA


SVIPLA October 2019 Program

The Changing Landscape of IP: Emerging Practices Part 2:
Will Patent Attorneys Be Replaced By Emerging AI Tools?

Online registration closed.

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Location: Procopio, 1117 California Avenue, #200, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Time: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Registration, Appetizers, Beverages;
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. - Program

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In this second session on the ever changing landscape of IP, we will discuss another aspect of the future of AI: drafting patent applications. Hear perspectives on how the practice of patent law may evolve in view of emerging tools that incorporate machine learning and/or artificial intelligence into the invention capture and patent drafting workflow. Perspectives provided from different actors in the field, including the founder of a platform that is being developed to automate portions of the patent drafting process and from in-house counsel on how such tools may be perceived.

Kanda Ishihara, Director-IP, Veritas Technologies LLC
Miku Mehta, Partner, Procopio
Dr. Ian Schick, Founder, Specifio
Jack Xu, Founder, PatentPal
Moderator: Freddy Thiel, VP, San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode

About the Panel:
Kanda Ishihara, Director-IP, Veritas Technologies LLC
Kanda’s responsibilities at Veritas include portfolio development, risk mitigation, client counseling, portfolio review and classification, management of outside counsel and education of engineering teams. Previously, she was a partner at Patent Law Works where her practice focused on patent prosecution, client counseling and patent management, including all stages of the patent prosecution process, as well as management of patent portfolios and performing due diligence for patent assets.  In earlier positions, Kanda was an associate at Fenwick & West as well as Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She is a co-founder, past president and board member of Leading Women in Technology, a non-profit organization dedicated to unleashing the potential of professionals who advise technology businesses and executives.

Miku Mehta, Partner, Procopio
Miku’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, including use of nontraditional, creative approaches to help clients strategically develop and grow patent portfolios. His technical areas include computer software and hardware, artificial intelligence, cryptography, telecommunications, internet-related applications, environmental technologies, and optoelectronics. He has more than 20 years of patent experience, including practicing in Silicon Valley for almost a decade, and before that, practicing in Japan for over seven years. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Miku worked as a computer programmer for several years, and majored in Systems Engineering as an undergrad.

Dr. Ian Schick, Founder, Specifio
Ian is a patent attorney, an expert in law practice innovation, and an entrepreneur. He prosecuted patent applications for several years at Pillsbury, but left legal practice to found Specifio, a patent drafting and proofreading automation tool designed to save time in the patent preparation process. He currently chairs two AIPLA subcommittees: Practice Innovation and AI. He is also a CodeX Fellow at Stanford's Center for Legal Informatics where he directs research on legal document automation.

Jack Xu, Founder, PatentPal
Jack is the founder and CEO of PatentPal, a legal AI company aimed at automating the mechanical aspects of patent drafting using natural language processing. Previously, Jack worked in patent litigation at White & Case and patent prosecution at Kilpatrick Townsend. In addition to counseling Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups, Jack specialized in drafting patent applications in the fields of computer software and artificial intelligence. Jack graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015 and also holds a B.Sc. in computer science and artificial intelligence from the University of British Columbia.

Moderator: Freddy Thiel, VP, San Francisco Liaison Office, Kilburn & Strode
Freddy joined the IP field as an in-house patent engineer in the connector industry where he was in charge of patent harvesting and profile for the company’s European and Asian divisions. He later joined a prominent French IP firm where he advised various clients on patent filings and infringement, notably in mechanical engineering, electronics and software. After qualifying as a European Patent Attorney in 2005, he joined one of the major telecommunication operators in Europe to develop the patent portfolio for its international labs. He has analyzed over 400 inventions that led to patent filings, drafting patent applications on a majority of these himself. He has managed a broad and diverse range of filing programs before the French Patent Office, EPO, USPTO and WIPO.

If you have problems registering for the October meeting and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Monday noon, October 7,  2019. Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

1.5 hours MCLE credit available.
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