7May
Seminar

Tuesday 7 May

The Computer Technology Spring Seminar

When and where

Date and time

Start: Tuesday 7 May 2024, 12:30 PM

End: Tuesday 7 May 2024, 07:00 PM

Location

Leonardo Royal, 8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ

Event Overview

The annual seminar of the computer technology committee returns

This year’s seminar has a focus on some of the most exciting and transformative computer technologies to providing a stimulating range of perspectives and insights.  We have a presentation from an AI startup in the field of material science, an inhouse presentation on handling Fintech, and a presentation from a US attorney for an updated understanding of US developments.

Audience

Members

Programme & Speakers

Tuesday 7 May

  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Registration & Networking Lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:40 - Introduction from the chair
  • 13:40 - 14:25 – Session 1
  • 14:25 - 15:10 – US update on patents and computer technology
    Speakers
    Michael Piper, Conley Rose

    Michael Piper, Conley Rose

    Michael Piper served as President of Conley Rose, P.C., an intellectual property centered law firm with offices in Plano and Houston, Texas and Alexandria, Virginia. His practice involves a significant amount of work representing a wide range of companies, from start-ups to Fortune 100 entities, as well as universities and individuals. In addition to direct representation, he work’s with patent, trademark, and other attorneys based all over the world to represent their clients before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and elsewhere on U.S. intellectual property (IP) issues. Michael, has also served as an outsourced, in-house IP counsel on retainer for listed and publicly held clients as well as for emerging company clients.

    Anita Shaw, IBM

    Anita Shaw, IBM

    Anita Shaw, IP Law Counsel, is a dual qualified European and UK Patent Attorney at IBM, having first trained in general sciences and then Computer Science. She has wide-ranging experience in protecting and harvesting IP, monetising IP through deals, collaborations and licensing and supports IBM’s open technology efforts. She is also actively involved in policy work in the Data, AI and Copyright fields across the EU and UK.

    Anita is involved in a number of external organisations in Europe and the UK for policy, give-back and diversity issues: EPI: Examiner for European Qualifying Examinations, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), IP Federation and IP Inclusive (founding member of IP&ME, a diversity network for BAME employees and their allies).

  • 15:10 - 15:40 - Refreshment Break
  • 15:40 - 16:25 – How AI Is Speeding Up The Energy Transition
    Speakers
    Jonathan Godwin, Orbital Materials

    Jonathan Godwin, Orbital Materials

    Jonathan Godwin is CEO and founder at Orbital Materials. Within its first 15 months of operating, Orbital has raised $21m to use AI to design and commercialise materials for the energy transition. Before that, Jonathan was a senior researcher at DeepMind, where he led work on materials science and AI for mammography – leading to publications in Nature and coverage in the world wide press.

  • 16:25 - 17:05 – Fintech: What to Patent and why?
    Speakers
    Adeline Fleming, Mastercard

    Adeline Fleming, Mastercard

    Adeline-Fleur Fleming is a Senior Managing Counsel at Mastercard heading the IP team in Europe and a member of the Mastercard European Legal Leadership team. As part of her practice, Adeline handles a mixture of patent, trademark, litigation, M&A and soft IP matters. Prior to joining the Mastercard group, Adeline was a Senior Patent Attorney at Arm. Adeline qualified as a European Patent Attorney at Page, White and Farrer a specialist Patent and Trademark law firm based in London, she has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

  • 17:05-17:15 Closing Remarks
    Speakers
    Rachel Free, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    Rachel Free, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    Dr Rachel Free is a partner and UK / European patent attorney in the London Office Intellectual Property department. Rachel uses her technical background in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, software and telecommunications to assist clients protect their technology through patents in this complex and changing area of patent law. She uses her in-house experience to help clients with patent harvesting and identifying inventions as well as with drafting patent applications suitable for prosecution in many jurisdictions including the US and Europe. She represents clients in oral proceedings at the European and UK patent offices.

    Rachel has patent experience in a range of technical fields including neural networks, data centre storage, multi-core systems, cryptography, programming languages, information retrieval, machine learning, quantum computing, internet of things, time of flight cameras, natural user interface technology, image processing, infra-red sensors, wireless communications, voice over internet protocol, video codecs, cloud computing technology, mobile phone antennas, software and telecommunications.

    Rachel is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and a member of its Computer Technology Committee. She has lectured for CIPA and acted as an Examiner for CIPA.

  • 17:20-19:00 Drinks reception

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