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2021 Virtual Data Road Show
September 30, 2021 12:00 AM
180 minutes of CLE
The 2021 Data Roadshow is a virtual half-day program wholly devoted to all things data with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled technology. The program will include a keynote and a series of panel discussions that seek to address many of the data related challenges companies face on a day-to-day basis, followed by a networking event. The keynote speaker is Thomas Beach, interim Chief Data Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The first panel will provide an overview of the current state of data rights and intellectual property protections from both a domestic and an international perspective. It will also address privacy rights and other interests in datasets, as well as concerns expressed by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, among other issues. Subsequent panels will cover the latest developments in data sharing and aggregation, and offer advice on data monetization and licensing.
Leading attorneys from industry, private practice, and the public sector will provide insight and practice tips for navigating this evolving and exciting area of law.
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12:00 pm ET - 1:00 pm ET
Thomas Beach, US Department of Commerce
1:30 - 2:30 pm ET
The Current State of IP Rights in the Age of AI and Big Data
Allison Gaul, White Zelano & Branigan (Moderator)
Rob Harrison, Sonnenberg Harrison Partners
Daryl Lim, University of Illinois, Chicago
Stephen Wu, Silicon Valley Law Group
3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
All Things Data: Sharing and Aggregation
Matt Hervey, Gowling WLG
Steve Mortinger, IBM
Izu Emeagwali, JPM Chase
4:30 - 5:30 pm ET
Practical Tips for Protecting, Licensing, and Monetizing Data
Brian Adams, Qualcomm
Cynthia Cole, Baker Botts
David Blaszkowsky, Helios Data
5:30 - 6:30 pm ET
Networking/Post Event Discussion
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Department of Commerce | Interim Chief Data OfficerAs the interim Chief Data Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce, Thomas leads the Department’s data governance activities; executes key data collection, inventory and quality processes; and provides strategic direction and guidance for the bureaus’ collection, storage, use, and access for their data assets across twelve bureaus/offices. Thomas chairs the Department’s Commerce Data Governance Board and leads implementation of the Federal Data Strategy and represents the Department on the new Federal CDO Council.
Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan | Of CounselAllison Gaul is Of Counsel at Millen White's electronics and computer engineering team. She practices technology law including intellectual property, privacy & data protection, and software licensing and data sharing. She specializes in technologies related to data processing and management such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud applications, and platforms.
Sonnenberg Harrison | Founding PartnerDr. Robert Harrison is a Founding Partner of the technology law boutique firm of SONNENBERG HARRISON. He has a BA in Physics from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in Solid State Physics, and a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1987 and started his career as an Examiner in the European Patent Office before joining IBM Germany. He is a registered German, French, and European patent and trademark attorney. His work focuses on advising companies on intellectual property and data rights in the fields of semiconductors, chemical engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence, photonics, telecommunications, microtechnology, and biophysics.
University of Illinois Chicago School of Law | Professor of Law and Director of the Center for IP, Information & Privacy LawDaryl Lim is Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property (IP), Information & Privacy Law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. The IP Center is a founding IP institution in the United States and is consistently ranked as offering one of the premier IP programs in the country.
Silicon Valley Law Group | ShareholderStephen Wu is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. He advises clients concerning cutting edge information technologies, such as artificial intelligence, automated vehicles, robotics, mobile computing, cloud computing, Big Data, human-computer interfaces, and the Internet of Things. He helps clients with transactions, compliance, liability, investigations, and information governance regarding these technologies. His work includes establishing data security, privacy, and records management policies and programs. Steve counsels clients on compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). He assists with litigation in technology, trade secret, and copyright cases.
Gowling WLG | Head of Artificial IntellegenceMatt Hervey is Head of Artificial Intelligence in the UK and a partner in Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property team in London. Matt is immersed in the impacts of AI across the key practice areas, market trends and regulatory and legal developments. He is joint General Editor of The Law of Artificial Intelligence (Sweet & Maxwell), the leading practitioner's textbook covering AI technology, ethics, regulation and law. He participates in AI-related committees and working groups for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the UK IP Federation.
IBM | Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney for IP LawSteve Mortinger is an Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney for IP Law at IBM. Steve is responsible for providing IP support to all the brands as well as all geographies outside the US at IBM. Steve also supports the Chief Data Officer at IBM and has been instrumental in creating and implementing the data intake and management process for IBM. He was on the committee that created the Community Data License Agreement. Steve is an active participant in data policy work at IBM. Prior to his current role, Steve has served in a wide variety of role at IBM including being the lead lawyer for virtual worlds and social media.
J.P. Morgan | Executive Director and Assistant General CounselIzu Emeagwali is an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan. Izu’s expertise focuses on the intersection of technology and law. At J.P. Morgan, Izu counsels the various global businesses and data scientists of the Corporate and Investment Bank on their data use initiatives, including projects using big data, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Primarily, Izu advises on and oversees projects and negotiates agreements involving the sharing and use of J.P. Morgan’s proprietary information. She opines on and helps to implement the legal strategies and processes for sound data use and sharing practices and artificial intelligence initiatives.
Qualcomm | Associate Patent CounselBrian Adams is Associate Patent Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he currently supports the open source practice and policy team. He has been practicing in the open source legal field since 2012, delivering strategic advice on the Linux Kernel, OpenWrt, and Android. He primarily supports WiFi, Bluetooth, meshnet, IoE and related technologies. Brian is Co-Chair of the IP Licensing & Related Issues Committee at the IPO
Baker Botts | PartnerCynthia Cole is the Deputy Department Chair of the Corporate Section in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices, as well as a former CEO and General Counsel. Her practice focuses on corporate, strategic and technology transactions and data privacy. She advises clients across a wide variety of industries including technology, retail, telecommunications, social media and life sciences. She acts as outside general counsel to a number of executive teams and boards of directors as well as advising on mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and joint development agreements.
Helios Data | Head of Strategy and Regulatory AffairsDavid Blaszkowsky heads strategy and regulatory affairs for Helios Data, Inc.. Helios Data is a Palo Alto-based personal data privacy-enhanced computing and compliance technology company focused on secure data sharing and the elimination of usage risk for personal and proprietary data (e.g., for analytics, commercialization, digitalization). The Helios Data platform is a digital-contract governed secure computing enclave that can be set up instantly between any sharing parties, and which provides Privacy-by Design controls that enable data insights to be extracted with no risk that underlying data (or the algorithm applied to it) can ever be viewed, used, or abused by either counterparty or 3rd parties. What legal contracts or policies document, the Helios Data platform can monitor, measure, and enforce.
UNICOLORS, INC., v. H&M HENNES & MAURITZ, L.P., Docket No. 20-915, amicus brief filed 8/10/2021
August 10, 2021On August 10, 2021, AIPLA filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case, Unicolors, Inc., v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P. (Case No. 20-915). The brief notes that the Ninth Circuit decision in the case increases the risk to copyright owners in that any erroneous legal conclusions set forth in a copyright application may have draconian repercussions, and if upheld, will likely increase the costs and burdens of copyright litigation. Two courses of action are suggested, including reversing the Ninth Circuit’s decision and recognizing the inherent power of district court judges to determine whether an allegation that a registrant has knowingly included inaccurate facts is reasonably plausible before referring a case to the Register of Copyrights.
AIPLA Submits Joint Letter Expressing Concern About USPTO Funding in FY 2022
July 29, 2021On July 29, 2021, the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) submitted a joint letter to Senators Leahy, Shaheen, Tillis, and Moran expressing concern over resources appropriated to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in FY 2022. The letter asserted that it is imperative for the USPTO to receive access to all its fees, urging passage of a funding measure that reflects the intent of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to fund the USPTO at a level equal to fee collection estimates.
EZAKI GLICO CO. v. LOTTE INTERNATIONAL AMERICA CORP., Docket No. 20-1817, amicus brief filed 7/29/2021
July 29, 2021On July 29, 2021, AIPLA filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case, Ezaki Glico Co. v. Lotte International America Corp. (Case No. 20-1817). The brief addresses the Third Circuit’s conclusion that product design trade dress is functional, and therefore not protectable, if it is “useful.” The brief also questions the Third Circuit’s displacement of what remained of the traditional rule with principles of the separate doctrine of aesthetic functionality. Moreover, because trade dress is typically associated with ubiquitous products (especially the trade dress that is copied), it is likely that a trade dress owner would be forced to defend its trade dress in the Third Circuit under the new rule.
AIPLA Submits Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Changes to Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020
July 19, 2021On July 19, 2021, AIPLA submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Regarding Changes to Implement Provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. The comments addressed seven aspects of the NPRM: (1) ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings; (2) the petition filing fee; (3) the identification of the real party in interest in a petition; (4) flexible response periods; (5) letters of protest; (6) attorney recognition; and (7) the proposed burden hours for private sector respondents.
Supreme Court Rules to Keep the Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel in Minerva v. Hologic
June 29, 2021On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but with limits on its application. This ruling is consistent with the amicus brief filed by AIPLA on March 1, 2021.