5/11 AM Concurrent Track 2 - Patent Prosecution

May 11, 2023 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM


Grand Ballroom II

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Cappuccino and (Next Generation) Computing
Moderator: Frank Gerratana, Mintz, Boston, MA

Glimpses of Simplicity: A Better Way of Drafting AI/ML Patent Applications
Speaker: Gregory Maurer, Klarquist, Portland, OR

Patent Prosecution Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Speaker: Lisa Norton, DLA Piper, Reston, VA


11:00 - 11:15 AM Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 NOON

Best Practices for Patenting AI-Based Medical Devices for Enforcement

Moderator: Tony Beasley, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Best Practices for Infringement Detection of AI-Based Medical Device Patents

Speaker: Hilary Reinhardt, Johnson & Johnson, Cincinnati, OH

Best Practices for Patenting AI-Based Medical Devices for Enforcement

Speaker: Scott McBride, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd., Chicago, IL



  • Gerratana, Frank

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo | Member

    Frank Gerratana is a Member at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston. Frank partners with innovators to develop and execute smart patent strategies that help them compete in global markets. His clients include growing, dynamic companies pioneering next-generation electrical and computer technologies including cryptocurrency and blockchain systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and autonomous vehicles.
  • Beasley, Tony

    Microsoft | Senior Corporate Counsel

    Tony is Senior Corporate Counsel at Microsoft, supporting the Dynamics 365 team and business applications related to sales and industrial metaverse and advising on issues such as privacy, competition, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, and responsible AI. Prior to his role at Microsoft, Tony was at several law firms, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigation in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, medical device, software, and other industries. Tony is also active in pro bono work and serves as pro bono lead for the Microsoft Hispanic and Latinx in-house lawyers network.
  • McBride, Scott

    McAndrews Held and Malloy, Ltd | Shareholder

    Scott McBride’s practice focuses primarily on the litigation and trial of patent and complex technology cases in federal courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and reexamination proceedings before the Patent Office. Scott has a proven ability to help clients procure or acquire valuable intellectual property to protect their business, reach advantageous arrangements for solving intellectual property disputes where appropriate, and aggressively litigate patents when necessary.
  • Maurer, Greg

    Klarquist | Partner

    Greg’s background is in Computer Science, and his practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of computer-related and bioinformatics patent applications, open-source software, and intellectual property counseling. After receiving his J.D. from University of Virginia, he joined Klarquist as an associate in 1996 and became partner in 2005.
  • Norton, Lisa

    DLA Piper | Of Counsel

    Lisa Norton practices primarily in the area of patent law at DLA Piper Her experience includes representing Fortune 100 and other companies in the area of patent law. In particular, she has focused her practice on patent issues related to computer hardware and software, including medical software and blockchain.
  • Reinhardt, Hilary

    Johnson & Johnson | Assistant General Counsel, Patents

    Hilary is the Assistant General Counsel, Patents at Johnson & Johnson. Hilary joined J&J in 2016, supporting the Ethicon business in connection with various intellectual property matters. Throughout her career with J&J, Hilary has supported a number of groups in addition to Ethicon including Depuy, and other businesses with regard to digital and data matters. Prior to joining J&J, Hilary was a partner at the law firm, Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP.