In-House IP Manager Forum Webinars

IP Issues in Different Technology Areas Leveraging AI and Big Data

Presenters: Barry Schindler, Adam Snukal, Mark Ruberto, Greenberg Traurig

Wednesday, September 9 | 16.00 – 17.00 IDT

As more technology platforms and solutions are architected around an artificial intelligence (AI) foundation, businesses will need to consider both the internal and external effects on AI, particularly around intellectual property protection of AI.  This webinar will examine the following related topics:


  • Does the specific industry vertical demand special considerations when it comes to developing/using AI?

  • Should AI patent applications be written differently depending upon the industry vertical?

  • Unique challenges that we’ve encountered when prosecuting AI patent applications across different industry verticals; and

  • Best practices when it comes to protecting AI within select industry verticals.

Super-Powering Your Patents by Switching from Technical to Conceptual Claiming 

Presenters: Gerson Panitch, Partner, Finnegan
Wednesday, September 2 | 16.00 – 17.00 IDT

** This webinar is open to in house IP managers only. 

The Program:

Inventors, technical by their nature, tend to describe their inventions in highly technical terms.  Patent attorneys, cast from similar technical molds, regularly transcribe the inventor’s disclosure into patents with technical claims.  And competitors, imbued with technical acumen, are skilled in avoiding infringement by substituting alternative non-patented technical solutions to achieve a patent’s goals.  This is the technical quagmire of patents.  And you, as the patent attorney, are the only one with the power to break the cycle.  For inventors will never stop viewing the world through a technical lens, and competitors will never stop trying to find alternative technical solutions to avoiding your patents.  In this webinar open exclusively to IPR in house IP managers, we will empower you, as the patent attorney, with the ability to recast the inventor’s technical description into a conceptual one that, at the highest claiming level, omits the very details your competitors would otherwise find ways to avoid. 


360 Degree Perspective on AI Patenting challenges and opportunities in AI
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From the IP Department to the Boardroom
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Drafting Patents to Survive Patent-Eligibility
Threats in Litigation
Presenters: Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron, Partners Finnegan
U.S. Design PatentsQuickest, Easiest and Cost Effective
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Trade Secret Threat Looms Due to Economic Downturn:
Protecting and enforcing trade secrets in the COVID era.

Presenters: Adam Samansky, & Nick Armington, MINTZ

Wednesday, October 14 | 16.00 – 17.00 IDT

In this session, Mintz discusses the impending increase in trade secret litigation triggered by the current economic downturn and the sudden increase in work-from-home arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics include:

  • Economic and social drivers of a likely uptick in trade secret misappropriation

  • What qualifies as a trade secret under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and state trade secret statutes

  • What measures qualify as reasonable, under the statutes, to maintain the secrecy of valuable information

  • Steps businesses can take to protect against misappropriation by employees and/or business partners, including techniques for identifying risk factors that may precede misappropriation and what to do once misappropriation is identified.