October 27, 2022 | Partners Ryan Phelan and Matt Carey to Serve as Panelists Discussing IP Issues in the Metaverse During AIPLA 2022 Annual Meeting

October 27, 2022
Chesapeake 6

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Partner Ryan Phelan and Matthew Carey will be attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)'s 2022 Annual Meeting. On Thursday, October 27, 2022, Ryan and Matt will serve on a panel discussing "IP Issues in the Metaverse" as part of the AIPLA Emerging Technologies Committee Meeting. Ryan and Matt will explore the emerging and rapidly evolving technology space of the Metaverse alongside Barrett Spraggins of Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP and George Raynal of Saidman Design Law Group. 

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.

Matthew 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 new Metaverse Industry Group which counsels clients on how their virtual world-focused IP may be best protected.    

The AIPLA 2022 Annual Meeting will bring together the IP community to connect and learn. Find out more about the AIPLA 2022 Annual Meeting

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