KnowIt - Intellectual Property In A Digital Age - May 11-14, 2020 Las VegasKnowIt - Intellectual Property In A Digital Age - May 11-14, 2020 Las Vegas

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KnowIt is a groundbreaking new annual event that brings together the community of creators and protectors of intellectual property and other innovative outputs for an unprecedented discourse and collaboration. With dramatic shifts in both consumer and business technologies, as well as social trends and business models, now is the time for KnowIt.

The dialogue at KnowIt:

  • Includes intellectual property, but goes beyond IP to include all human (and artificial) intellectual output;

  • Includes lawyers and matters of law, but goes beyond law to include the business and science of creating and protecting innovations;

  • Includes panels and speakers, but goes beyond the passive listening experiences of the past to facilitate actionable exchange and collaboration.

Attendees at KnowIt will include lawyers (in-house and outside counsel), academics, inventors, authors, brand creators, cybersecurity and privacy professionals, leaders in government, regulators, startups, tech companies, investors, non-profits, media, Wall Street analysts and more.

As an attendee, you will be immersed in unique and engaging sessions about the future of intellectual enterprises, and will connect with peers beyond those that hold the same job title as you. The agenda features unique general sessions as well as more intimate conversations. KnowIt also provides a multitude of ways to meet and interact with your peers, clients, lawyers, creators, partners, vendors and friends.

KnowIt doesn’t focus on the nuts and bolts. Instead, it examines critical issues that are fundamental to understanding the changes happening today, and the changes that will define the innovation of the future.

Join us on May 11-14, 2020 at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, as we define intellectual output in a digital world and usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution!

Our Industry

In the last century, we have, as a society, made unprecedented improvements in areas such as health, economic well-being, and overall quality of life, and intellectual property has been one of the leading tools with which such advances were realized.

Pharmaceuticals and Medicine

* Information obtained from the Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy:2016 Update report published by the USPTO

IP Touches Everything
Pharmaceuticals and Medicine
Motion Picture and Video
Sound Recording
Power GenerationPharmaceuticals and MedicineMiningMachinery ManufacturingNewspapersComputer EquipmentElectronic InstrumentsElectronic GoodsRadio and Television BroadcastingPeriodicalsBooksMotion Picture and VideoSound RecordingTelecommunications CarriersAdvertisingIndependent Artists, Writers, Performers
Who Attends
In-House Counsel & Business Professionals

Interact with the entire ecosystem, learn about the opportunities and the challenges that your company will encounter as the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerates, and network with outside counsel, peers, creators, startups, tech companies, investors, and others in an open, collegial environment.

Inventors, Authors, Academics, and Other Creators

Discover a unique opportunity to learn and teach, network, collaborate, and form important partnerships with other creators, and with lawyers, corporations, publishers, studios, labels, tech companies, investors, academics and more.

Outside Counsel

Connect with existing clients, meet potential new clients, learn about the exciting, but disruptive, changes on the horizon, learn how leading-edge technology can spur efficiency and deliver results that positively impact your firm’s bottom line, help lead the ethical debates that will inevitably arise from new advancements, and crucially, position your firm as a leader heading into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Federal, State and Local Government

Learn about the successes, and the challenges, facing creators and protectors of intellectual output. And most importantly, you can learn what the innovation ecosystem needs from you in order to reach the full potential offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Tech Startups

Find an unparalleled opportunity to learn, collaborate, and form important partnerships with lawyers, corporations, tech companies, investors, media, analysts and more.

Investors

Hear about the latest innovations and the key challenges facing the various industries, meet up and coming start-ups, and hear perspectives from established leaders to evaluate opportunities in the context of the market.

The 4th Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the first three and is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.

Opening General Sessions

Adding Fuel to the Fire of Genius

In a very short time, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has given birth to a dizzying array of technological advancements including artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum computing, IoT, Systems-of-Systems (SoS), autonomous vehicles, and gene editing, just to name a few. As our innovation continues to advance exponentially, there will be new opportunities, such as the development of new medicines, and also new challenges, such as jobs lost to automation. As creators and protectors of intellectual output, we should be at the forefront in advancing the opportunities, and overcoming the challenges. Join us as we build a community of innovators, and collectively explore our role in this new Revolution!

Is Intellectual Property Ready for Prime Time in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

We live in an age where ideas and innovation, rather than labor and raw materials, drive success. An Ocean Tomo study illustrates this change: In 1975, more than 80% of corporate value reflected in the S&P 500 was in tangible assets, while intangible assets comprised less than 20%. By 2015, the ratio had inverted — more than 80% of corporate value resided in intangible assets. Intellectual property is entering its Golden Age. But are we ready? Have we achieved the right balance between providing incentives for creators and providing open access to knowledge? Is the patent system ready for FRAND Wars 2.0 and interoperability issues in IoT? Is copyright truly the right solution for protection of software, or, for that matter, AI? Does the IP system just need a few tweaks, or is it time for sui generis protections for AI, software, big data and other IP of the digital age? It is imperative that we, as innovators, take the lead in answering these questions.

Preliminary Agenda CLE credits will be provided for attendance at the event

Track 1

The Patent Bargain: Innovation’s Past, Present and Future

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The Allure of Trade Secrets

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The View from the Halls of Congress

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Closing the Gender Gap

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Quantity vs Quality in Portfolio Management

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LegalTech Update — Patent Lawyers and PTO Examiners Use Tech Too!

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Assessing the Impact of the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

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IoT Interoperability and Security

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Patent Case Law Year in Review

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Track 2

Will Trademarks Survive the Rise of the Machines?

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Protecting Brand Reputation in the Age of Social Media

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To Boldly Go Where Few Lawyers Have Gone Before

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Data Security Can Make (or Break) a Reputation

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C&D’s in the Digital Age — An Art, Not a Science

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Blockchain and the Fight Against Counterfeiting

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3-D Printers — The Next Big Threat to Toys Is Going Mainstream

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Artificial Influencers Unmasked!

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Trademark Case Law Year in Review

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Track 3

AI Is Being Trained Using Human Creative Output. Is That Fair?

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Understanding the EU’s New Copyright Directive

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Does Augmented Reality Need a Right of Its Own?

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It has 6 letters and starts with an “A.” What is an Author?

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How Blockchain Can Help Solve the “Copyfraud” Dilemma

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Oracle vs Google is Back!

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Copyright Litigation and the Fear of the Unknown

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Goldman v. Breitbart: Click Test vs Server Test (Or a Third Option, Perhaps?)

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Fox News v. TVEyes — A Decision on Specific Facts or a New Approach?

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Copyright Case Law Year in Review

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Track 4

ML, AI and Data Security — Analyzing the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Help Wanted!

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Cybersecurity Takes a Village

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Are Collaboration Tools Making You Less Secure?

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Cybersecurity in the World of IoT

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States Take the Lead on Privacy

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Privacy Takes Center Stage Around the Globe

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Productivity Tool or Privacy Issue?

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Data Security & Privacy Case Law Year in Review

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Additional General Sessions

Wanted: A Comprehensive US Innovation Strategy

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Intellectual Property in the Final Frontier

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Back to the Future of Online Data Privacy

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The Ethics of Innovation

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The Legal Ethics of Data Security

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The KnowIt Community Can Make a Difference!

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Legal Social Responsibility (LSR)

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Can Sui Generis Play a Larger Role?

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The Ethics of Algorithms

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The Ethics of Autonomous Cars

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