By: Josh Sloat
From patenting classic board games like Monopoly and Battleship back in the 1930s to challenges with protecting modern innovations in areas like game development and VR, our experts are breaking down everything you need to know about patenting games so you don’t end up just rolling the dice when investing in protections for your entertaining innovations.
As a bonus, in this month’s episode, we’re bringing you two dealers: Dr. David Jackrel, President of Jackrel Consulting, will be covering the physical realm of board games and toys. Kristen Hansen, Patent Strategist and software guru here at Aurora, will be covering all things computer and video games in the second half.
David and Kristen are joined by our always exceptional group of IP experts. Two exceptional gamers who would never be regarded as NPCs:
David, Kristen, and the panel discuss:
Mossoff Minute: Inventor's Hall of Fame
Professor Adam Mossoff recently attended the annual Inventor’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and for this month's Mossoff Minute, discusses two sets of inductees and their groundbreaking inventions of the mRNA platform and CRISPR gene editing technology. We’re also publishing excerpts as short-form videos on Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, and TikTok.
RISE 2023 Award Winners
In this episode, we're also announcing the winners of the 2023 RISE Award! To learn more about this year's RISE award winners including Absolute Concept Designs (Dustin Webb), Rebel Cultures (Della Fetzer), Sand Baggage (Michael Wahlstrom), and Chefshare (Dr. Erin Eatough), please read the full announcement.
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By: Josh Sloat
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Join us November 16th!
Dr. Ashley Sloat has been invited to deliver this year's Patsnap Frontier Conference Keynote. This incredible online conference connects innovators and industry leaders from across a diverse array of technology sectors to share key insights and dive deeply into current trends. With thousands of online attendees each year, this annual event has evolved into a thriving hub for conversations about the future of innovation. This year, expert speakers will be discussing topics ranging from optimizing the integration of artificial intelligence and overcoming technical obstacles, to strategically leveraging intellectual property to drive innovation and pave the way for the future. Our keynote will explore the ongoing and impending impacts of AI in the IP world and the possible futures it could create, looking at both dystopian and utopian outcomes for the patent system.
Will AI Terminate or Save the Patent System?
Our news feeds are overrun with stories of how AI is profoundly reshaping the world at a breakneck pace and achieving results that were only recently the mere dreams (or perhaps threats!) of science fiction. But how will this now inevitable rise of the machines reshape our IP legal industry and the very property rights systems that undergird science, technology, and the modern innovation economy? Beyond fears of a dystopian employment outlook for agents, attorneys, and searchers, could AI actually invalidate the entire patent system once it’s no longer able to deliver on its constitutionally expressed goals? Or could super intelligence actually be just the kind of cybernetic hero from the future that the breaking system needs to save so many patents (and an unsustainable bar) from an unfortunate judgment day?
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The conference takes place online on November 16, 2023. Our keynote will start around 9:20 am ET. Registration is free! Learn more and sign up below.
Ashley Sloat, Ph.D.
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