International expert panel discussion on protecting AI-related innovation


Founders, CEOs, CTOs, IP managers and AI developers in tech companies: Attend this expert panel discussion meetup on the protection of AI-related technical innovation! You'll be given insight to key questions of patenting AI-related innovation: How do large companies build their AI-related patent portfolio? What about startup companies that have their business model built on AI? How does the EPO examine patent applications related to AI? How are AI-related patents enforced in the US?


SPONSORED by the appliedAI Inititiative of the Center for Entrepreneurship (UnternehmerTUM GmbH)

MODERATED by Benjamin Fechner

Yannis Skoulikaris (EPO, Director Operations, Sector Information and Communications Technology, The Hague)
Matthias Schneider (AUDI AG, Chief Licensing Officer, Ingolstadt)
George Summerfield (K&L Gates, Partner, Chicago)
Michael Schramm (2S-IP, Founding partner, Munich)
Björn Geigle (Computomics, Bioinformatics Scientist, Tübingen)

The CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (UnternehmerTUM GmbH) is the non-profit startup hub at the Technical University Munich. UnternehmerTUM supports the foundation of approximately fifty tech startup companies per year and is the largest innovation center in Europe. UnternehmerTUM runs the "appliedAI Initiative" that offers knowledge exchange and training programs to prepare the economy and society for the age of artificial intelligence.

BENJAMIN is a German patent attorney who represents clients in patent prosecution before the European Patent Office and before the German Patent an Trademark Office. Benjamin has many years of experience in patenting and opposing patents related to computer-implemented inventions.

YANNIS has a background in Physics and Computer Science and 40 years of professional experience in computer technology of which 30 years in patent protection in the computer field. He is the vice-chair of the work group drafting guidelines for the examination of computer-implemented inventions at the EPO. He followed legal studies with the University of London and a training as a technical judge for the Unified Patent Court with CEIPI in Strasbourg. He is a guest lecturer for European Patent Law, in particular for patenting of computer-implemented inventions, at the Law School of the Maastricht University and the Washington University, St. Louis. He has presented the European practice in patenting computer-implemented inventions in various fora in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

The meetup is FREE. However, please join the meetup group and register your attendence. Should you want to stay away on short notice, please cancel your registration in order to have somebody else take your seat!