LES 2018 Annual Meeting

The Birthplace of Innovation

Will AI Alter the Licensing Practice Forever?

Inevitable changes are on the horizon as artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used to accelerate the search and decision-making processes. What does this mean for the future of the licensing and IP practice? How will these new tools affect the everyday work of the licensing practitioner?

We’ll uncover the answers to these questions and more at the LES 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston, October 14-17.

Moderator Vincent Bergeron, Partner, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Trademark Agent at ROBIC LLP will lead a panel discussion entitled 2038: Long-Term Insight into the Future of the Licensing Practice on Tuesday, October 16th from 10:30am – 11:45am. Joining him will be:

  • Maitreya Jani, Principal Counsel – Patents and Innovation, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a home and security products company built on industry leading brands.
  • Thierry Pagé, Senior Director, Sciences and Engineering, Gestion Univalor, a university technology transfer organization helping businesses be competitive, generate research revenue and enrich society.
  • Jacob Rosen, CTO and Co-Founder of Legit, a firm using AI to help R&D teams refine their ideas and figure out what’s truly unique about their solutions.
  • Boris Zelkind, Partner at Knobbe Martens, a law firm focused on intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, trade secrets, trademark, copyrights and unfair competition cases.

Keynote Speakers Announced

Monday, October 15th 9:00 am – Opening Plenary Fireside Chat

Dr. Walter G. Copan, Intellectual Property and National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

Andrei Iancu, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director and Under Secretary of Commerce

Tuesday, October 16th – Chairman’s Luncheon

Deepak Malhotra, Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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