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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Level Up Series: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Getting to Real Inventions

This webinar provides a description of AI generally along with selected examples of patent filings that further illustrate the types of AI inventions being pursued, and IP protection strategies for AI.

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Level Up Series:  Artificial Intelligence (AI): Getting to Real Inventions
Level Up Series:  Artificial Intelligence (AI): Getting to Real Inventions

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May 11, 2022, 12:00 PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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About the Event

The number of artificial intelligence (AI)-related patent applications filed annually at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has risen dramatically in recent years. AI innovations are occurring across a diverse array of technical fields, including healthcare, telecommunications, and online retailing, among many others, as the volume of available data and computer processing power continues to expand. This webinar provides a description of AI generally along with selected examples of patent filings that further illustrate the types of AI inventions being pursued. In addition to discussing various AI intellectual property protection strategies, considerations for navigating through an ever more crowded patent landscape are also addressed.

Chris Sappenfield, Partner, MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP

Chris Sappenfield has substantial experience handling diverse world-wide intellectual property law-related matters in both law firm and in-house corporate settings with an emphasis in the technical areas of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, molecular diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and complex healthcare-related systems. Mr. Sappenfield handles all aspects of patent law and possesses a significant depth of knowledge and experience in assessing the commercial potential of new technologies, and in designing and implementing complex patent portfolio strategies that emphasize obtaining high value investment-grade patents.

Before joining MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP, Mr. Sappenfield worked in start-up environments as well as in the settings of premier global enterprises, including Hoffman La Roche and Abbott Laboratories.

In addition to his formal legal training, Mr. Sappenfield also received an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from Oxford University; an M.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Denver; and a Certificate in Data Science and Machine Learning: Making Data-Driven Decisions, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jim Boyle, Ph.D., Of Counsel, MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP and Founding Member of Boyle, PLLC

For over twenty years, Jim Boyle has prepared, and prosecuted patents related to complex electrical, chemical, software and physics-based technology and processes.

Prior to his work as a patent attorney, Jim earned a Ph.D. in physics and served as a research physicist for over seven years.

As a patent attorney, Jim has extensive litigation experience in Federal District Courts and in other forums, including, before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and he has successfully defended multiple patents before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to serving as Of Counsel at MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, Jim is the founder and currently a member of Boyle, PLLC, Patent & Technology Law.

Timothy Hsieh, Ph.D. , Founding Partner of MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP

Tim Hsieh is a Founding Partner of MH2 Technology Law Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; strategic patent portfolio development; patent landscape analysis; and litigation.

Tim has expertise in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of advanced materials; semiconductors; additive manufacturing; lasers and optics; medical devices; and nanotechnology.

Prior to starting MH2 Technology Law Group, Tim was a patent attorney at Finnegan Henderson and served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Tim received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to his legal career, Tim worked for twelve years as a scientist for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), FMC Corporation, and at a startup company.

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