Although the 9th Circuit recently determined that only legal "persons" can own U.S. copyrights - and not the smiling monkey in the AI-created "Monkey Selfie" - the question then becomes do we want to protect the "IP" of artificial intelligence and, if so, how do we do it? Although robots have always been good with "1's" and "0"'s, they are now, some would argue, excelling in the creative fields as painters, writers and composers of original works. And we may soon see "personhood" granted to Robots by the EU, meaning those bots may be eligible to own IP even without a change in the law. Come ponder the legal implications of developments in artificial intelligence and the intellectual property issues that our clients and the courts will soon be facing.
Susan Ford, is the principal attorney and owner of Res Nova Law, a boutique intellectual property and business litigation firm. She is an experienced intellectual property and business litigator, with over 20 years of experience working with businesses of all sizes to resolve disputes and avoid future litigation. Her experience includes the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets; as well as the litigation of business contracts and business torts of all varieties.
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where: Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204 (503) 227-4057
$22 for Technology Law members;
$27 for other bar members and non-lawyers;
$18 for students.
This cost includes lunch.
MCLE Credit: The Technology Law Section will apply for one (1) general CLE credit