Topic: Patents in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Speaker:  Paul S. Hunter
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 6:00 pm
Location: Foley & Lardner LLP, 3579 Valley Centre Dr # 300, San Diego, CA 92130

What in artificial intelligence (AI) can be patented and what are the unique challenges to patenting AI?  These and other topics will be discussed, including strategies for overcoming patentable subject matter (Section 101) rejections for AI inventions, and how AI may be used in patent drafting, prosecution, and portfolio management.

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About our Speaker:

Paul Hunter is an intellectual property lawyer and the managing partner for the San Diego office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Hunter also chairs Foley’s Electronics Practice. His areas of practice cover a wide-range of legal and business issues relating to technology, intellectual property, and commercial transactions across many industries, including telecom, Internet of Things (IoT), health care, medical devices, automotive, aviation, computer software and hardware, alternative energies, power systems, and other fields.

Mr. Hunter’s prime focus as a trusted advisor is to assist companies in maximizing the value of their technology. He has created and maintained valuable patent programs at several dozens of large and small companies. He also represents both patent owners and patent challengers in post-grant Patent Office procedures, such as inter partes review (IPR).

In addition to his patent work, Mr. Hunter regularly assists companies in negotiations and agreements related to licenses, joint ventures, and other business arrangements involving technology.