IP-Con 2023: The Coming Vortex – The Convergence of AI, IP and Regulation

September 29, 2023
Oracle Conference Center
Event details
September 29, 2023
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Oracle Conference Center
350 Oracle Pkwy
Redwood City, CA 94065

Event summary

The artificial intelligence/intellectual property conflict is developing more quickly than many professionals foresaw. The proliferation of AI is disrupting the very foundation of IP law by challenging long-held conceptions of what it means to be a creator, inventor or producer of intellectual products. The immediate response has been to propose regulatory solutions on a number of fronts – including a separate federal agency to tackle AI problems and a number of pending bills in Congress and states across the US. This latest installment of IP-Con brought together professionals from government, academia, industry and legal practice to explore this new intersection of AI, IP and regulatory initiatives. 

Featured agenda items

September 29, 2023 | 9:45 – 11:00 am PDT

Analog to AI: Using AI as a Shield Not a Sword

Cooley partner Bobby Ghajar spoke on this panel.

The panel discussed:

  • How to integrate generative AI to use marks in a legally sound manner like fair use and expressive use.
  • How the US Patent and Trademark Office can discover and stop registration of counterfeit marks created by AI on a mass scale.
  • How mark owners or developers can use generative AI to track down counterfeit marks made by humans or other AI.

September 29, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:15 pm PDT

From Vanna White to Prince: Whose Face is it Anyway?

Cooley partner Angela Dunning spoke on this panel.

The panel discussed whether we need to establish a coherent system for the right of publicity, especially with the rise of deepfakes in audio and visual media, and regardless, who needs to be regulated – social media companies, influencers, ordinary users or the AI software owners?

For more information, please email Laura McAllister.

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