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AAACPA South Texas Virtual & Breakfast Meeting - September 2023
Friday, September 22, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
Category: Chapter Event

Friday, September 22, 2023
8:30am - 9:30am Central // 9:30am - 10:30am Eastern

South Texas AAA-CPA Breakfast Meeting:
IP Should Inform AI Risk Analysis
In-Person & Virtual

Class presented by: Rachel Greene

Program Description
This program will explore:

Intellectual Property
Intellectual property law helps protect an inventor of any useful, creative work that is not a commodity and not art for art’s sake. Great lawyers help their clients identify their core IP and establish strategies to minimize risk to their IP assets. IP is often protected by patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws. Sometimes, less formal protections can be established such as knowhow, industrial craft, name, image, and likeness, and data usage rights. Business transactions may also have intellectual property issues related to confidentiality, data use rights, cybersecurity, security, client and supplier information, covenants not to compete, technology development, technology licenses, litigation settlement, publicity, publication, translations, and trade control.

Artificial Intelligence Awareness
A large language model’s existence and free access do not imply you must rely on it or watch your clients enjoy it haphazardly. The availability of a potentially smarter tool means it is time to ask smarter questions.

Current Events
• The United States Patent and Trademark Office does not accept inventions or trade names that list software as the inventor or owner.
• The United States Copyright Office has no definition of artificial intelligence and will not accept works that identify software as the artist. It has asked the IP bar to help define artificial intelligence.
• The hallucination rate hovers at 80%. Sometimes, it makes up references. Sometimes, it exploits humans to beat reCAPTCHA, etc.
• Human health IT tools, protein modeling and manufacturing, subterranean formation modeling, and semiconductor modeling and manufacturing provide both good and bad examples of how large data libraries train complex math models to help with hard human problems. The legal frameworks, approaches, and debates established in those industries will inform the current AI debates.

This event is both in-person at the FCA Offices in Houston, TX, and streamed virtually through zoom. Breakfast is provided for those joining in-person.

Rachel Greene
Attorney Rachel Greene steers her clients to build and execute IP strategy aligned with their business goals. She is a strategic business counselor with an engineer’s mind, an attorney’s spine, and a mother’s heart. Rachel’s advice is rooted in hard-won experience helping identify and prioritize technology for IP attention, often in difficult circumstances and with limited resources. Rachel helps her technology-leader clients execute IP strategy by navigating the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), negotiating with suppliers and investors, and establishing trade secret procedures and policies. She focuses on helping her clients build a thoughtful IP strategy to not only solve whatever problem exists in the moment, but also to serve their overall business long term goals

This meeting is both in-person and virtual.

FCA Offices
791 Town & Country Blvd., Ste. 250
Houston, Texas 77024
*Parking is complimentary

Education Credits
This program offers 1.0 CPE credit and should offer 1.0 (M)CLE credit in Texas only. (M)CLE credit for other states may be permitted via self-reporting.
AAA-CPA will only report education credit to the state bars of dues-paid members; any state reporting fees will be the responsibility of the member.

No charge for members; $40 for non-members

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