Orrick’s Successful Women in IP (SWIP)’s Panel on Artificial Intelligence: What Makes Data “Good” and “Safe”?

Firm Event | April.25.2019 | 3:30pm - 6:00pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley

Orrick partner Diana Rutowski moderates a panel of AI experts from Microsoft, BMW i Ventures, Facebook, and IBM to discuss the risks and potential ethical implications that go hand-in-hand with the race to employ AI technology.

The event is part of the Orrick Successful Women in IP (SWIP) series. For registration, which is subject to capacity limits, click here.

About Orrick's Successful Women In IP Series:
For nearly a decade, Orrick's Successful Women in IP (SWIP) group has brought together leaders from the Bay Area's most successful companies and educational institutions, large and small law firms, as well as others engaged in the field of intellectual property. SWIP continues that tradition with this program, which provides a forum to discuss issues in the field of intellectual property. Stay tuned for future SWIP events as well. For more information, please visit our Women@Orrick web site.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences & HealthTech Sector
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Patents
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Diana M. Rutowski Partner

Silicon Valley

As a seasoned IP litigator and counselor, Diana’s practice has run the gamut from high stakes trials, to take-down and anti-counterfeiting campaigns, to employee departure and trade secret investigations. She represents clients in District and state courts and before administrative bodies including the ITC and the USPTO. For example, Diana tried and won a complex case in which the other side sought to extend the monopoly of an expired utility patent by claiming trade dress rights in a technical product feature. Drawing upon experience handling both complex patent and trademark matters, her team successfully argued that the intersection of patent and trademark policy prevented the other side from continuing its monopoly, clearing the way for her client to enter the market. With Diana at their side, companies can rest assured that their essential assets are protected, from their core technologies, to assets including their company name, logo, and website.

While at Orrick, Diana was seconded to the City and County of San Francisco, where she had the privilege to serve as an Assistant District Attorney, and first-chair several trials. She was also seconded to Salesforce, where she learned first-hand that the law comprises just one component of a company’s overall business strategy.

Diana is also passionate about her pro bono work. For example, she represented two detainees in Guantanamo in connection with their petitions for a writ of habeas corpus, and she is currently working with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining the firm, Diana worked for the Legal Aid of Cambodia where she assisted with the prosecution of former Khmer Rouge officials and represented individuals who sought to reclaim land rights.

Diana is a member of the International Trademark Association, of ChIPs: Advancing Women in IP and of the Harvard Club of San Francisco.