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Welcome to the Cybersecurity Innovation Forum Meetup Group organized by the Center for Assurance Research & Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing and the School of Business, George Mason University.
The Cybersecurity Innovation Forum Series is generously supported by Accenture.
Our meetups are held several times a year and feature a series of 15-minute presentations by cybersecurity experts and technology innovators followed by a panel discussion and questions. The focus of the meetings is on cybersecurity innovation including innovation rationale and motivation, technology, metrics and lessons learned.
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- GMU AI EXECUTIVE ORDER SERIES: AI and The Big Three Intellectual Property RightsLink visible for attendees
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Please join the Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Risk Management and Resilience and intellectual property attorney Gary Rinkerman for a discussion of the recent White House AI Executive Order and Intellectual Property. The virtual workshop is the first in a series of six on the AI Executive Order with other sessions on: Workforce, Privacy, Innovation and Competition and International, and Standards.
Artificial Intelligence And “The Big Three” Intellectual Property Rights: Trade Secrets, Copyrights, And Patents
From the recent, sweeping Biden White House Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to critical decisions in the judiciary and at the US Copyright Office and the US Patent Office, AI has figured prominently in recent and ongoing discussions of Intellectual Property (IP) and its application to AI and AI-assisted innovations. These discussions are critical and can affect US innovation and US technology cultures and policies for generations to come. For example, faced with broad information collection and regulation by the federal government, developers of AI technology and providers of AI-assisted services must be assured that government agents and contractors are trained and incentivized to protect the information. This concern for the protection of propriety AI information is also exponentially impacted by increased industrial espionage. As these AI-related trade secret concerns increase, the US Copyright Office and the US Patent Office have been embroiled in ongoing controversies involving, e.g., AI authorship and invention, as well as means to determine how protection for AI-assisted developments should be secured.
The presentation will begin with a discussion of unique or accelerated trade secret and confidentiality concerns for commercial entities that create or implement AI technologies. These threats can come from unauthorized access as well as from required access and monitoring by government entities and their contractors. Practical internal measures will be discussed as well as legislative and regulatory developments that should be brought to the fore and supported by US industry.
Copyright law’s application to AI- created and AI-assisted creations will follow the segment on trade secret and confidential commercial information. General principles will be covered as well as Copyright Office regulations regarding how applications for registration must be prepared.
Finally, in addition to developments at the US Patent Office regarding “AI inventorship,” the presentation will cover the dangers that can arise from the use of AI in developing inventions, including inadvertent publication through absorption of the developing technologies into a third-party’s AI training set.
About Gary Rinkerman
Mr. Rinkerman is an intellectual property (IP) attorney whose clients range from the largest international companies to startup and medium range businesses. He represents clients in matters involving IP generation, assessment, enforcement, defense, and transactions in the areas of product design, manufacturing, distribution, retail, digital media, software, film, music, advertising and apparel, including footwear, clothing, and accessories, He is also an Honorary Law Professor at Queen Mary University of London School of Law where he teaches U.S. IP law, including copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, patents (design and utility), trade secrets, rights of publicity, transactions, and related unfair competition law. He has counseled and represented clients in major litigation matters involving tens of millions of dollars and has worked on establishing IP best practices and clearance opinion processes for clients, including system establishment, evaluation, and on-site or on-line training presentations for in-house counsel, managers and designers. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) in the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University.