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Licensing in the Age of AI - On Demand Recording


The On Demand recording is now available!


Recording Member Price Nonmember Price
Full Meeting $295 $495
Panel One: Training Sets and AI: Identifying and Setting Up the Right Package to Monetize $150 $225
Panel Two: Owning What AI Creates $150 $225
Panel Three: Extraction of Value from IP Created by AI $150 $225



Advances in artificial intelligence and data analytics are impacting many industries from financial services to healthcare to communications. This rapidly changing environment is creating tremendous opportunity, and managing the relevant intellectual capital has never been more complex.

On May 12, 2020 industry thought leaders and strategy-makers joined an online meeting to explore and discuss how leading organizations are creating, protecting and monetizing AI as a form of IP.




Keynote Address - Implementing AI in the Age of COVID19

Join venture capitalist Vinay Iyengar as he discusses the recent advances in AI, the key considerations for implementing AI in your product, and why COVID19 presents new opportunities to build AI systems.
Keynote Speaker: Vinay Iyengar, Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners


Panel One: Training Sets and AI: Identifying and Setting Up the Right Package to Monetize

Data is being generated at an alarming speed and is critical to the success of many organizations. Data types include proprietary information from commercial and industrial processes, customer data, data generated from AI and other analytics, sensitive personal data, and public data. Successful tools, products, and business models frequently require data from multiple sources resulting in combined and derived data sets.

The panel will explore issues around the creation, ownership and monetization of complex mixed data sets. A panel of IP owners from diverse industries will discuss strategies employed to optimize business outcomes while protecting sensitive data and privacy.

ModeratorCharles Macedo, Partner, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP


  • Alain Briancon, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Cerebri AI
  • Kevin Cranman, Business, Technology and IP Lawyer, Kevin Cranman, LLC
  • Laura Himelstein, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, EXL Service
  • Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group, LLC

Panel Sponsor: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP


Panel Two: Owning What AI Creates

On August 1, 2019 the University of Surrey issued a press release claiming that it was pursuing US and European patent protection for the world’s first AI invention. Shortly thereafter on August 21, 2019, the USPTO promulgated a “Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions”, and in October 2019 expanded the RFC to include examination of copyright, trade secret, and trademark protections for works and outputs generated by AI. While some believe that AI technology is a long way off from creating inventions or works without intervention or involvement by humans, businesses and governing bodies are preparing now for the day when the creative genius in their midst is comprised of zeros and ones.

We will discuss the challenges facing the scope of patent, copyright, and trade secret protections, and techniques for using licensing terms to protect against gaps in IP protections. Our panelists will discuss the state of the AI ecosystem across several industries, and trends to look out for as the AI economy continues to evolve.

ModeratorChad Rutkowski, Partner, Baker Hostetler


  • Dean Alderucci, Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fotis Konstantinidis, Managing Director Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Practice Leader, Stout Risius Ross, LLC
  • Elizabeth Lester, Assistant General Counsel, IP, Equifax


Panel Three: Extraction of Value from IP Created by AI

Behind the legalities of ownership and protection lies the driving factor for companies investing in AI – the value of IP created by AI. Panelists from a variety of industries will discuss valuation models for the IP, field of use restrictions and permission requirements in contracts for licensing or sale of IP, and commercialization strategies.

ModeratorTerry Bray, Director of Technology Licensing, Georgia Tech Research Corporation


  • Deven Desai, Attorney/Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
  • Amir Ghavi, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • DJ Nag, Chief Investment Officer, Ventech




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