PHILADELPHIA—Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Ted Claypoole and Kevin Lyn led a presentation on “Will Robots Drink Your Milkshake? How AI Will Challenge Lawyers” at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Intellectual Property CLE Summit.

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 US 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.

In this presentation, Claypoole and Lyn described the most significant patent, copyright and other legal issues with machine learning. They were joined in the presentation by Juan Argueta, Senior Privacy Counsel at SAP.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Kristen Cramer and Barry Herman also represented the firm at the ACC Greater Philadelphia IP CLE Summit. The event took place July 17 in Philadelphia.

Further on this topic, Claypoole has edited and co-written the book The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines to be published in mid-August 2019 by the ABA Business Law Section.

Ted Claypoole leads Womble’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, IP Transactions Team, and FinTech Team, and he just stepped down as chair of the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee and stepped onto the ABA Business Law Section Leadership Council. He has managed responses to scores of data exposure incidents in all types of businesses and has served as in-house tech counsel for CompuServe and Bank of America. With former White House CIO Theresa Payton, Ted has published the booksProtecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? and Privacy in the Age of Big Data.

Kevin Lyn is an experienced Intellectual Property attorney who helps clients prepare, prosecute and commercialize patents. He has counseled clients on matters related to mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, business method, software and Internet-related technologies. He serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.