Advancements in AI: Navigating the Dynamic Legal Landscape for in House Counsel in Consumer Tech, Digital Media, Games and E-Commerce

Wednesday, April 26 | 2:00 pm PT 5:45 pm PT

Virtual or In-Person (Fenwick & West LLP – 555 California St., Fl 12, San Francisco, CA)

ModeratorVejay Lalla, Technology Transactions Partner and Digital Media & Entertainment, Consumer Technologies & Retail Co-Lead
  • Jennifer Stanley, Technology Transactions Partner and Practice Area Lead and Digital Media & Entertainment, Consumer Technologies & Retail, Games Co-Lead
  • Andrew Klungness, Technology Transactions Partner and Digital Media & Entertainment, Consumer Technologies & Retail, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Co-Lead
  • Arjun Ravi, Corporate and Commercial Counsel, Discord
Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming the consumer and entertainment industry, from personalized recommendations and content creation to chatbots and virtual assistants. This panel will discuss the recent explosion of AI technologies in the entertainment, games, and consumer technology sectors. We’ll also cover new developments in the intellectual property and legal landscape. 
  • Tracy Randall, Intellectual Property Counsel   
  • Vejay Lalla, Technology Transactions Partner and Digital Media & Entertainment, Consumer Technologies & Retail Co-Lead
  • Pra Chandrasoma, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of BENlabs
Description: Terms of Service for companies using AI products should address a range of legal and ethical concerns related to the use of AI technology and should be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the company and the AI product in question. This session provides a quick dive into the key considerations that companies should keep in mind when drafting terms of service for AI-based solutions.
Presenters: Description: As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in creative industries continues to expand, questions about the copyright protection of AI-generated works are becoming increasingly important. In April 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a groundbreaking decision stating that it will register copyright claims for works created by artificial intelligence (AI) systems, provided that there is a human author or authors involved in the creative process. This CLE session will provide an in-depth analysis of the Copyright Office's decision and its implications for creators, businesses, and legal practitioners.

Break | 4:30-4:45 pm PT / 7:30-7:45 pm ET

ModeratorZach Harned, Intellectual Property Associate
  • Stuart P. Meyer, Intellectual Property Partner and Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings Practice Area Co-Lead
  • Adine Mitrani, Intellectual Property Associate
Description: We’ll examine the ethical principles underlying the use of AI in the legal profession, the potential for bias and discrimination in AI systems, and the role of legal practitioners in addressing these issues. We will also consider the broader societal implications of AI in the legal landscape, and the need for a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to addressing these challenges. By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the ethical considerations involved in the use of AI in the legal landscape, and they will be better equipped to navigate the complexities and challenges of this rapidly evolving area of law.

Happy Hour (for in-person attendees) | 5:45-7:00 pm PT  

This event will qualify for MCLE credit. The total eligible MCLE credit hours: CA – 2.5 General, 1.00 Ethics; NY – 2.5 Professional Practice, 1.00 Ethics/Professionalism (via reciprocity credit); WA – 2.5 Law & Legal Procedure, 1.00 Ethics (pending application and approval).

If you need MCLE credit in a jurisdiction outside of the states mentioned above, you may have the option to individually apply for MCLE credit in that state. If that option is available to you, please email [email protected] to request copies of the program materials or any additional information that is needed to complete your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Magallan.

*Fully vaccinated means that it has been at least two weeks since receiving either a single dose vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO.