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Intellectual Property
& Artificial Intelligence:
Addressing Challenges
and Seizing Opportunities


Part two in our Artificial Intelligence series, this webinar features practical advice for legal operations professionals eager to take advantage of the transformational opportunities promised by new and emerging technologies. We’ll hear from IP experts in both corporate and private practice as they share examples and ideas related to both patent and trademark prosecution.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • The current state of AI, including available and anticipated efficiencies/opportunities
  • The challenges of AI’s application in legal settings
  • Aspirations for AI applications
  • Practical advice and takeaways on how to plan for AI
  • Importance of data to the future of AI







Melanie Carmosino

Director of Legal Operations, Microsoft

Melanie Carmosino is the Director of Legal Operations in the Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. In that position, she is responsible for tools, processes and project management support of the various teams in IPG, as well as coordinating and facilitating strategic initiatives. She oversees the operations and PMO support teams, as well as coordination of the CPA offshore patent services team. Melanie collaborates in managing domestic and outside counsel procedures, compliance and metrics, forecasting/budget, and is also responsible for managing GDPR compliance for IPG.

Sam Wiley

Director, IP & Business Intelligence, VALUENEX

Sam Wiley is an IP and Business Intelligence expert in applying machine learning and predictive analytics technology to help companies make better innovation, financing, marketing, and strategic decisions.Prior to VALUENEX,Prior to VALUENEX, Sam was with CPA Global and Innography, working with clients to apply IP Intelligence to solve business problems as well as help companies deploy IP technology and best practices to align their IP operations with their business strategy.

Prior to joining Innography and CPA Global, Sam was a successful IP consultant and expert, with a practice that included licensing, portfolio strategy, and the economic valuation of IP. Sam testified in Federal court on the value of IP. Sam has guest lectured on patent, trademark, and copyright law, and is active in several intellectual property professional organizations.

Ben Allgrove

Partner, Baker McKenzie

Ben's practice includes a mix of contentious and non-contentious work with a heavy technology focus, including acting on major IT disputes and regulatory advisory work for technology companies and users. Ben also has considerable technology related lobbying experience. He is one of the market's leading experts on the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence, both generally and in particular its application to the law and has done advanced academic research on the application of legal personality to artificial intellects. Ben’s cross over IP and IT practice gives him a particularly unique perspective to deal with the commercial and legal issues that arise in the technology context. Ben is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate, having appeared in the Copyright Tribunal, High Court and County Court on behalf of his clients. Ben sits on the Firm's Innovation Committee and Machine Learning Taskforce.