November 10, 2023 | Ryan Phelan and Matt Carey to Speak on Panel at UIC School of Law Annual IP Conference; Marshall Gerstein to Sponsor

November 10, 2023
Chicago, IL

Marshall Gerstein is proud to sponsor the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law’s 67th Annual IP Conference, taking place November 10, 2023, in Chicago. Marshall Gerstein partners Ryan Phelan and Matt Carey will participate in a plenary session from 10-11:15 AM titled “Artificial Intelligence: Case Laws, Current Legal Practices, and Business Impacts.”

Moderator: Ryan Phelan, Partner, Marshall Gerstein


  • Themi Anagnos, Director of Intellectual Property for the Americas, Continental Au-tomotive
  • Matt Carey, Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • Cameron Robinson, Partner, Croke Fairchild Duarte & Beres
  • Ken Suh, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

To register for the event, click here.

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law’s Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference provides an exceptional opportunity to meet with newsmakers and influencers, to learn and discuss the most exciting and important developments in the field, and to be empowered to help create better laws and policies that promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. A mainstay in IP CLE programming, the conference is known for its highly interactive format. Its plenary and concurrent sessions cover patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust and in-house counsel, as well as IT and privacy developments.

Matt Carey is a registered patent attorney who provides strategic intellectual property counsel to a range of clients, from independent inventors and start-ups to universities and Fortune 500 companies. With a focus on the electrical and software engineering industries, he advises clients on big-picture issues, including developing strategies to build out their IP portfolios by identifying existing protectable technologies, as well as implementing practices aimed at protecting new intellectual property assets. Matt has a keen interest in the trajectories of next-generation technologies and has immersed himself in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the metaverse and its underlying technologies including AR/VR and blockchain.

Matt is helping to lead Marshall Gerstein's Metaverse Industry Group which counsels clients on how their virtual world-focused IP may be best protected.

Ryan Phelan is a registered U.S. patent attorney who counsels and works with clients in all areas of intellectual property (IP), with a focus on patents. As a former technology consultant with Accenture and with a background in computer science and engineering, Ryan has extensive experience in computer system, hardware, and software design, engineering, development and related technologies. He represents numerous startup and Fortune 500 clients with patent matters in technical areas and industries including artificial intelligence and machine learning, medical devices, biometrics data and services, virtual reality, imaging, internet and e-commerce, computer networking, data storage and management, encryption and security, mobile telecommunications, consumer electronics, insurance and finance applications, mechanical devices, among others.

Ryan is also an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law teaching course work on patenting software inventions. He is also a frequent author and contributor to AIPLA and IPO white papers and articles, and frequently writes on the subject of AI at his blog PatentNext at Ryan is also currently serves as co-chair of the Augmented and Virtual Reality subcommittee of the Emerging Technologies Committee.

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