Jan 02 2020

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.—Womble Bond Dickinson’s Ted Claypoole and Chris Mammen will be among the speakers at the inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute, presented by SciTech, the American Bar Association Science and Technology Law Section. Claypoole and Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Peter McLaughlin also served on the planning committee for the conference.

  • Claypoole will moderate a session on “AI in Financial Services.” From artificial intelligence applications to track customer account activity and customer spending and investing decisions, to fraud detection and underwriting of loans, AI is becoming more prevalent in the financial services industry. While artificial intelligence holds the promise of efficiency and better decision-making, the potential for liability is growing. How are banks, investment firms, insurance companies, and other financial services firms preparing for and managing AI-related liabilities within their organizations?

Joining Claypoole in the discussion will be Laura O.I. Lemire of Microsoft and Deon Woods Bell of the US Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs. 

  • Mammen will take part in a panel discussion on “Promoting the Progress in AI through IP.” Mammen and other panelists will discuss the extent and scope of patent, copyright, trade secret, and data protection for AI innovations. Also, how can intellectual property law protect trained neural networks or data sets, if at all? What new licensing models, if any, are necessary for commercializing AI or robotics technologies or the data sets supporting them? How can intellectual property laws be applied, interpreted, and enforced in order to best "Promote the Progress" in AI?

Joining Mammen will be QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc.’s Brian Adams, Hogene Choi of Baker Botts, LLP, and Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Tyler Trent Ochoa. Colleen Chien of the Santa Clara University School of Law will moderate.

The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute takes place Jan. 9-10 at the Santa Clara University School of Law. The theme of the inaugural event is “AI as a Game Changer: What Lawyers Need to Know.”

Also, click here to read Mammen’s recent Law360 article on “Must Inventors Be Humans? An Active Debate Over AI Patents”. Claypoole frequently writes on AI and other tech-related privacy and data security issues at the HeyDataData blog. 

Ted Claypoole leads Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s IP Transactions and FinTech Teams and co-chairs the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Clients call on Ted to help manage, protect and profit from information, and his practice spans all sectors of the information economy. He helps companies design data analytics strategies and comply with relevant laws and contracts. Privacy and cybersecurity are the starting points for client advice on data collected through transactions, online interactions and the Internet of Things, with an emphasis on payments and financial activity.

Chris Mammen, D. Phil. is a veteran intellectual property litigator and thought leader in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He has been litigating patents and technology cases since the start of the first dot.com boom in the late 1990s. With the growth of artificial intelligence, he has emerged as a leading commentator on both AI in intellectual property law, and ethical issues surrounding using AI in law practice.