Data is now a primary asset for many businesses, used in varied contexts from training artificial intelligence software to better understanding consumers and their preferences.
This webinar will address the different ways that data and databases are protected under U.S. law, including the benefits and disadvantages of different IP frameworks such as copyright and trade secrets, and contrast them with data protection laws outside the U.S. The panel will also discuss the use of contracts to protect data and recent court decisions explaining the scope of IP protection for data and databases. The future of data will also be discussed, including the open data movement, in which advocates promote the application of open source software principles to the collection and distribution of data.
Program attendees will leave with a better understanding of how data is being used to drive American businesses and the strategic choices such businesses face regarding IP protection.
Brian Adams, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Ken Corsello, IBM Corp.
Sameer Vadera, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Brian Adams is Associate Patent Counsel at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he currently supports the open source practice and policy team, He has been practicing in the open source legal field since 2012, delivering strategic advice on the Linux Kernel, OpenWrt, and Android. He primarily supports WiFi, Bluetooth, meshnet, IoE and related technologies. Brian is Vice-Chair of the Open Source Committee at IPO.
is an IP law counsel at IBM. He currently focuses on drafting and negotiating IP licenses and assignment agreements. During his 14 years at IBM, he has worked on patent procurement, litigation, client counseling, product clearance, and IP transactional matters. Before joining IBM, Ken was a law clerk to Chief Judge Glenn Archer at the Federal Circuit; an Associate Solicitor in the USPTO; and in private practice at law firms in Washington, D.C. Ken has been the chair of IPO’s Trade Secrets Committee since 2016. His recent speaking activity on trade secret issues includes testifying in 2018 as a witness on behalf of IPO at a hearing on “Safeguarding Trade Secrets in the United States” held by the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP
Sameer Vadera is a patent attorney who focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting high-tech patents for industry-leading clients. Mr. Vadera has prepared and prosecuted patent applications directed to a wide range of technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, wireless technologies, blockchain, and network security.