1/11/2017

From Patent Trends to Artificial Intelligence Opportunities: IP Partner Michael Drapkin Speaks At National CLE Conference and Silicon Flatirons

Holland & Hart patent partner Michael Drapkin was invited to speak at both the National CLE conference on Jan. 4-8, and the Silicon Flatirons – Patent Reform in Action conference, being held on Friday, Jan. 13 in Denver. We are proud to be part of both events, with Michael leading discussions ranging from national patent trends and developments at the USPTO, to utilizing Artificial Intelligence in patent application drafting. Michael is an active leader within the regional and national IP communities, regularly speaking and writing on cutting-edge IP topics.

The National CLE, which took place Jan. 4-8 in Snowmass, Colorado, included in-house counsel, industry influencers, Federal Circuit Judges, and attorneys from private practice firms across the USA. Michael presented as part of the IP program on “Beyond the Looking Glass: Getting in Front of the Next Generation of Patent Prosecution Issues.” His presentation covered trends at the USPTO, developments in patent law, and rapid changes in corporate patent departments.

On Jan. 13, Michael will lead one of the sessions at the Silicon Flatirons Patent conference, an event that will bring together policymakers, key professors, experienced patent attorneys, industry entrepreneurs, and some of the world’s most innovative businesses, to highlight topics that have emerged since the 2011 American Invents Act and the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision that have directly impacted patent law. Michael’s session is “The Opportunity (or lack thereof) for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Automate and Manage Patent Applications More Effectively,” with commentary by a University of Colorado Associate Professor of Law. He will also present on the final panel “Bringing it all Together,” to summarize the themes and insights that emerge from the breakout discussions throughout the conference.

Michael leads the EE team at Holland & Hart, which is at the forefront of developments in AI to draft patent applications. The firm employs four in-house developers who work full time on developing and implementing technology and AI solutions to support the 50+ patent attorneys, patent agents, and patent engineers in the Patent Prosecution, Counseling, and Opinions group on the creation of high-quality, consistent patent applications. This model enables the team to deliver high-quality patent solutions with extraordinary speed, efficiency, and consistency, for sophisticated clients with large portfolios and/or complex technology or processes.

To see the full Silicon Flatirons Patent conference agenda, please click here.
To see the full National CLE Conference agenda, please click here.

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