Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence (AI), safeguarding your intellectual property (IP) is critical. As a market and thought leader in the technology sector, Sterne Kessler helps clients develop comprehensive IP solutions that protect innovation, foster growth, and maximize value.

We recognize the pivotal role AI plays in transforming industries. Companies across nearly every industry vertical are developing or utilizing AI and machine learning (ML) technologies to optimize operations, reduce costs, and gain a competitive advantage. Whether you are an emerging startup company or a well-established technology pioneer, we are committed to helping you harness the full potential of AI technology.

Advancing Technology

For more than four decades, we have worked with companies at the cutting edge of technology to protect and enforce their innovations. Our team includes attorneys and other IP professionals with more than 100 advanced degrees in science and engineering. With extensive technical backgrounds in computer science, computer systems, and electrical engineering, we have worked on a wide range of technical applications involving AI, including autonomous vehicles, robotics, medical devices, e-commerce, virtual and augmented reality, deep learning, computer vision, cognitive computing, natural language processing, multimodal AI, agnetic AI, generative AI, and open-source AI, to name a few. Our clients include SAP and Volkswagen, amongst many others.

In addition, we are leading the way in bioinformatics and the use of AI by the diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries. AI and machine learning are increasingly applied to drug discovery and design, image analysis, medical devices, and genetic sequencing. Our clients include Neuralight and Teva Pharmaceuticals as well as numerous startups specializing in this technology.

We collaborate closely with our clients to help them strategically leverage their IP portfolios and gain a competitive edge in the rapidly advancing world of AI. With our deep knowledge and experience protecting, enforcing, and defending AI technologies, we develop targeted and effective legal solutions. We also understand the complex nature of AI inventions and work with our clients to protect their inventions and encourage further advancement.

Developing Comprehensive IP Strategies

As AI continues to reshape industries, we help clients understand and comply with the evolving IP landscape surrounding AI. Our services include:

  • Obtaining strong patents that withstand subject matter eligibility challenges under Section 101
  • Working through inventorship considerations when working with AI, including protecting inventions developed with the assistance of AI technologies
  • Counseling on evolving AI regulation
  • Developing comprehensive IP portfolio strategies that include patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets
  • Strategic counseling on IP protection for AI inventions to increase shareholder value and mitigate litigation risk
  • Drafting and negotiating licenses and agreements for the use of AI-related technology
  • Drafting validity and non-infringement opinions
  • Performing patent landscape analysis of competitors’ IP portfolios
  • Providing litigation strategies to enforce and defend intellectual property assets in federal district courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


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