Harnessing AI for Intellectual Property and Patent Practices

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This is a virtual event, accessible on-line and over phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Artificial intelligence is increasingly used to solve highly complex, data-heavy challenges. AI could have a profound effect on intellectual property legal practices, whether in-house or supported by outside counsel, especially considering the annual global growth in patent filings. 

IP and patent practices have traditionally relied on paper and manual searches to inform decision-making processes. AI can be deployed to simplify day-to-day tasks and deliver increased insight from IP data. Effective IP management allows attorneys and staff to manage intake, output, and related requests more efficiently. 

Automated solutions, particularly those harnessing AI, can provide tools that can assess performance, balance fluctuating workloads, and report to clients or the business the status of IP assets, operational activity, and costs.

During this 60-minute program, panelists will discuss:

• Using AI to improve efficiency and accuracy by moving from a manual patent application process to an automated process
• Using AI to automate search functions to find relevant IP information, as well as to categorize information for future use
• Using AI to analyze data to not only manage processes but also for potential competitive advantage gains

Educational Objectives:

Attendees will learn about:
• The benefits of automating day-to-day tasks to improve accuracy and efficiency
• The benefits of using AI to analyze the value of patent portfolios with respect to patent effectiveness, revenues, geographic location, and costs of renewal
• The benefits of using AI to increase the ability of professionals to engage in strategic decision-making based on access to quality information
Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• In-house counsel and support staff responsible for intellectual property and patent knowledge management processes 
• Outside counsel and support staff responsible for intellectual property and patent knowledge management processes 
• Knowledge management professionals

This is a complimentary program offered as a part of the Bloomberg Law Big Law Business Editorial Webinar series. 


Moderator: Peter Leung
  • Senior Legal Editor
  • Bloomberg Law

Andre Garber
  • Director
  • Dentons Canada Startup Program

Shawnna Hoffman
  • IBM Global Cognitive Co-Leader
  • Watson AI & Global Computing

Bryant Lee
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Cognition IP

Continuing Education

1.0 CLE; General COA
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