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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series – Morgan Lewis, “A New Problem for the U.S. Patent Office: Inventions Created by Artificial Intelligence”

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

A New Problem for the U.S. Patent Office: Inventions Created by Artificial Intelligence
This talk is organized in four parts: (1) provide a general background for Artificial Intelligence; (2) discuss the gray area between using AI as a component of an invention versus using AI to create the invention itself; (3) analyze what would happen under current patent law if AI is an “inventor” for an invention; and (4) investigate how patent law could evolve to better handle AI “inventors.”
David V. Sanker, Ph.D. is a partner at Morgan Lewis who works with clients to build strong patent portfolios in a variety of areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, data visualization software, large-scale database architecture and storage infrastructure, data analytics software, and touch screen technology. David also handles reexaminations before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and represents clients in patent litigation, including cases before the US International Trade Commission (USITC), the US Federal Circuit, and in federal district courts.

Jianbai “Jenn” Wang, Ph.D., associate at Morgan Lewis, has technology development and patent law experience in many hardware and software fields. Jenn has prosecuted patents covering the areas of microelectronic fabrication, digital and analog circuit design, microcontrollers, signal processing, sensors and actuators, memory systems, software applications, and computer system architecture.

The BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series features local practitioners, bringing real world experience and practical legal knowledge to Berkeley Law students.

Lunch is served for students staying for the entire presentation.

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. This event is open to current Berkeley Law students, Berkeley Law affiliates and BCLT law firm sponsors only.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019
12:55 pm - 1:55 pm
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Berkeley Center for Law and Technology


100 Law Building
Law Building, 225 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
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