September 19-20, 2022 | Partners Julianne Hartzell and Ryan Phelan to Speak at IPO Annual Meeting
Partners Julianne Hartzell and Ryan Phelan will join panel presentations at the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting on Sept. 18-20, 2022, in Los Angeles.
Providing an overview of recent trends at the intersection of post-grand proceedings and federal patent litigation, Julianne and her fellow panelists will discuss issues such as where to bring prior art challenges and treatment of co-pending proceedings.
Her panel, “PTAB Intersection with Patent Litigation: Year in Review” is particularly relevant as decisions in the Federal Circuit and PTAB in the past year requires parties challenging the validity of a patent to reconsider their strategies. Julianne will be joined by Judy He, Crowell Morning, LLP, Kirby Lee, Ecolab, Jeff Totten, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and Todd Walters, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
Ryan's discussion, “Artificial Intelligence as Author and Inventor,” will provide an update on how the courts and IP offices (both patent and copyright) around the world have considered whether AI-generated inventions are patentable and AI-generated works are copyrightable, and if so, who owns them. Ryan will be joined by Paul Mussell, Wells Fargo & Company, Charles Kim, Director, Office of Petitions / Co-Lead of USPTO AI & Emerging Technology Working Group, USPTO, and Andrew Foglia, U.S. Copyright Office.
Ryan and his fellow panelists will take on this constantly evolving topic, and give participants a better understanding of how existing rules governing inventorship and authorship may be applied to future fact patterns, particularly inventions and works that are created with modest human involvement.
The IPO Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs featuring leaders in the IP industry, committee meetings, networking opportunities, sponsors, exhibitors, and more. The event brings together IP professionals from around the world to discuss strategies, trends, and best practices.