World IP Day Symposium

11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Are you an inventor or researcher in the life sciences or medical device space looking to learn more about intellectual property issues? Life Science Washington Institute invites you to participate in the next World Intellectual Property Day Symposium on April 26. This free symposium offers an in-depth examination of IP topics, focusing on consequences for new businesses, developing industries, and established corporations.

We will explore the many facets of patentability throughout this symposium, illuminating the particular elements of your innovation that might or might not qualify for patent protection. Understanding patent protection around AI Innovation is becoming increasingly important as generative artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a major force in the world of technology, with its ability to create new content and even replicate the styles of individual humans, including as a tool used by inventors in the creation of patent-eligible technology.
As AI continues to advance, it is raising a host of new legal issues—in particular, intellectual property issues. From questions of ownership and authorship to the use of protected IP in generative AI systems, join us to learn about how to keep pace with the rapid development of generative AI!


  • 10:45 am Registration Opens (in-person attendees)
  • 11:00 am USPTO discussion (via zoom) presented by Wade Miles and Ali Soroush, USPTO
  • 12:30 pm Break – Lunch
  • 12:45 AI Trends & Patent Protection, presented by Patrick Njeim and Yifan Mao, KTS Law – in person
  • 1: 30-1:45 pm Q&A and Wrap-Up
  • 1:45- 2:30 pm Networking, Dessert