Managing Intellectual Property’s US Patent Forum

Speaking Engagement | April.03.2019 - April.04.2019 | 8:45am - 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

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Intellectual Property partners Rich Martinelli and Jake Heath will be featured speakers during MIP’s US Patent Forum. They will join the panel titled “The Integration of AI and Machine Learning into the Legal Framework,” which will cover AI, IoT and the implications of IP; filing trends for AI; AI in relation to autonomous vehicles; and the evolution of SEPs.


  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Patents
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • 3D Printing
  • Internet of Things

Richard F. Martinelli

New York

He has litigated patents at trial, before the ITC, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Rich has counseled clients and rendered opinions on patent validity, infringement and freedom to use. He is a registered patent attorney with experience drafting patents and practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rich’s patent work has involved a wide range of technologies including image processing, 3d graphics, audio / video compression, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, network technologies, digital rights management and encryption.

Rich also helps companies address the novel litigation and transactional IP issues that arise when developing and working with AI and is a frequent lecturer on these topics.


  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Jacob M. Heath Partner

Silicon Valley

With a focus on the intersection of cybersecurity, privacy, online safety and intellectual property, Jake is a trusted advisor to one of the largest technology companies in the world and a major cloud-based communication product and service provider. His recent experience includes representing a major social media platform in litigation related to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Jake is adept at helping clients develop cutting-edge legal strategies and connect with judges and juries to support their online services, platforms or products while threading the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. As he sees it, every battle—whether it involves cybercrime, fraud, brand violations, IP infringement, trade secrets or a cybersecurity breach—is an opportunity to help clients problem-solve and future-proof their business. Jake brings a breadth of experience defending clients in a wide range of matters, including commercial and tech transaction litigation, in state and federal court and regulatory investigations.