AI and Deep Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues its rapid growth to profoundly impact the world, transforming industry after industry. This has led to significant grown in intellectual property protection in the AI space. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) report, Technology Trends 2019: Artificial Intelligence, nearly 340,000 patent families and more than 1.6 million scientific papers related to artificial intelligence were published from 1960 until early 2018, and the number of patent applications filed annually in the AI field grew by a factor of 6.5 between 2011 and 2017.

Haynes and Boone’s multidisciplinary AI group brings together the technical knowledge and industry experience to effectively advise clients operating in this rapidly evolving space and to safeguard their core products and methodologies. Our experience covers all aspects of AI and deep learning technologies, including:

  • Representing a technology company on patent applications directed at optimized hardware acceleration of AI inference.
  • Representing a client on developing patent portfolio related to AI applications in autonomous driving.
  • Representing a client on patent applications directed at dynamic monitoring and adjustment of operations in industrial automation processes.
  • Representing a client on patent applications directed at autonomous control of robotic operations in energy distribution systems.
  • Representing a client on patent applications directed at detection of anomalous events in utility networks based on utility network usage data communicated over ad hoc wireless networks.
  • Representing a client on developing a global patent portfolio on deep learning research and engineering for customer relationship management (CRM) platform including natural language processing (NLP), commonsense reasoning, and computer vision.
  • Representing a client in a post-grant proceeding covering locating technologies that relied on neural networks.
  • Representing a client on patent applications directed at robotic assisted surgical systems.

We assist clients with:

  • Drafting durable domestic and international patents with a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by AI patent application.
  • Advising on successfully overcoming subject-matter eligibility and obviousness challenges in the context of AI space.
  • Providing due diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions ranging from a few million to over a billion dollars.
  • Providing strategic guidance on domestic and international patent portfolio development and management, including the creation and use of patent landscapes to guide research and development.
  • Rendering product clearance opinions regarding competitors’ intellectual property rights and guiding product design initiatives to better position the company against third-party risk.
  • Challenging and defend patents and post-grant patent proceedings before the USPTO, including covered business method and inter partes reviews.

Haynes and Boone was ranked as the 2nd most active firm for petitioners in patent trial proceedings in 2018 by Lex Machina in its annual patent litigation report. In addition to being a high-volume filer, Haynes and Boone is among the top 10 law firms filing IPRs on behalf of the Petitioner, with an institution rate of 90% and a final decision rate of 91% for canceling claims (Lex Machina, 2019).

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