What we're about

We are interested in exploring the legal, ethical and social implications of emerging technologies, particularly disruptive technologies in the areas of hitech, biotech, cleantech fintech, etc. With technology often outpacing regulation and even societal comfort zones, we are often faced with only the undesirable option of too much regulatory oversight that is enforced too late, and which effectively chills innovation and impedes research and development. Such a situation was just recently evidenced by the debate between the United States Government and Apple over unimpeded access to encrypted iPhones. We want to find a balance between overbearing or ineffective regulation and permission-less innovation by fostering a dialogue between the regulators and the emerging innovators of nascent technologies; we seek to both promote innovation and foster helpful regulation. We examine ares such as Fintech, Virtual Reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, Genetics, GMOs, health, autonomous vehicles, robotics and many other technologies.

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AIPLA Conference: Recent Developments in US Patent Law

IDC Herzliya College

8:30 Registration and coffee 9:00 Welcome 9:15 §101 issues: *most recent PTO §101 guidance *recent PTAB/CAFC decisions *concrete suggestions for claim drafting in different fields to avoid 101 issues 10:45 Food & Networking 11:15 "112 issues and double-patenting" *written description/enablement dichotomy in case law *most recent PTO guidance on §112, and examining corps’ invocation of §112(f ) (means-plus-function) with concomitant lack of written description rejection practical suggestions for addressing current §112 issues in older applications *tips for prospective drafting of new applications to avoid these issues recent developments in obviousness-type double-patenting issues Confirmed speakers: *Kevin Noonan, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff *William Mandir, Sughrue Mion *Daniel Sherwinter, Kilpatrick Stockton *Aaron Feigelson, Leydig Voit & Mayer *David Postolski, Gearhart Law *Dan Feigelson, Fourth Dimension IP

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FAKE NEWS! Technologies and Law

Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (IDC), Auditorium, EL03 Adelson Building,

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