Computer-Implemented Inventions in Patent Practice Workshop
AI Expert and Of Counsel, Michael Fischer will be speaking at the virtually delivered Akademie Heidelberg seminar on ‘Computer-Implemented Inventions in Patent Practice’.
The event will cover:
- Basic CII case law
- Recent developments in the case law of the EPO boards of appeal
- Current EPA guidelines on CII
- Enforcement of patents on CII
- Invention reporting, drafting, strategy
“Artificial Intelligence”, “Internet of Things”, “Open Source” – in the future there will be no technology area without the use of computers. This has far-reaching consequences for the patenting of computer-implemented inventions, since there will be more and more innovations in this area that meet the technical criteria. The workshop is intended as an introductory event for patent professionals in the broadest sense, who have no or no in-depth experience in the field of CII. They are to be given a comprehensive understanding of the topic in order to be able to competently assess (patent) legal matters connected with CII.
For more information and to register to attend, please click here.
Of Counsel and German Patent Attorney Michael Fischer is part of the firm’s AI practice group specialising in protecting computer-implemented inventions, including inventions in the field of computer networks, telecommunications, printing technology, games consoles, cryptography, Bitcoin and AI. He has also dealt with many inventions from the field of electrical engineering (such as HVDC systems) and mechanics (e.g. gas turbines, wind turbines, as well as household appliances). He has extensive experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office with a special focus on interdisciplinary inventions where AI meets other sectors such as chemistry and biology. He is also an EUIPO representative.
He is an expert on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in different jurisdictions and launched the largest German speaking conference on this topic in 2018 which is annually repeated since then. He regularly publishes articles on this topic and is invited as a speaker by WIPO Academy, EPO Academy, national patent offices and different think tanks. He is an associate member of EPI’s ICT group and represented EPI at WIPO’s global conference on AI and IP in September 2019 in Geneva. He is a member of one of the EQE committees.