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July 17, 2019 | 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102

(Note: Proper business attire required at The Union League.)

Members: Free
Non-members: $75.00 for Non-member In-house Counsel; $225 for Outside Counsel

Overview (Program Summary)


  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. — Registration/Breakfast/Networking
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Session I
  • 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. — Session II
  • 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.. — Session III
  • 11:30 a.m. — Conclusion

Session I: (McCarter & English) - I Can Print That! IP Strategies and Challenges in a 3D Printable World

3D printing or additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of industries for both prototyping and final production.  While 3D printing offers several advantages as compared to traditional manufacturing methods, the availability of personal 3D printers and the ease of digitally sharing files for 3D printing has put a strain on intellectual property.  The panel will provide an overview of the state of additive manufacturing technologies, their applications, and potential IP strategies in view of these technological developments.

Session II: (Womble Bond Dickinson) - Will Robots Drink Your Milkshake? How AI Will Challenge Lawyers

U.S. companies are spending billions to develop the next generation of artificial intelligence and machine learning. China and the U.S. are already competing to be the leaders in this technology.  But AI has legal and practical issues, including patentability of some of the significant features.  An AI program may be creating its own IP soon, and our laws have not fully addressed how this IP would be protected.  In addition, Artificial Intelligence demands mountains of data, right at the time states and countries are limiting what can be done with data. This panel will describe the most significant patent, copyright and other legal issues with machine learning.

Session III: (BakerHostetler) - IP Protection for Connected Devices - Medical, Automotive, and IoT

Consumers are increasingly demanding smart products that are connected to the Internet to enable monitoring, maintenance, and automation.  This presentation will present patent strategies to protect the hardware, software, and data analytics that provide connectivity and commercial advantages of the smart products.  The strategies will touch on layered protection using both software and hardware patents, claim drafting strategies, design patents for GUIs, and subject matter eligibility.

Register below.

Cancellation Policy:  48 hours notice required to ChrisSt[email protected].


Session I:

  • Vadim Cherkasov, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Rosaleen Oskanian, Principal Attorney-Intellectual Property Head/North America, Draeger, Inc.

Session II:

  • Theodore F. Claypoole, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (Atlanta); Kevin R. Lyn, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Juan Argueta, Senior Privacy Counsel, SAP

Session III:

  • Hussein Akhavannik, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Rabiya Kader, Senior Patent Counsel, Sanofi


Credits: 3.0 hours
State: PA, NJ & DE
Category: Substantive

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Chris Stewart, Chapter Administrator

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