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
  • Proprietà intellettuale
  • Patents
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Stampa in 3D
  • Internet of Things

Richard F. Martinelli

New York

Rich Martinelli develops comprehensive IP strategies which resolve immediate legal needs and safeguard long-term business objectives. He handles all aspects of intellectual property, particularly patent litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling.

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
  • Proprietà intellettuale
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Jacob M. Heath Partner

Silicon Valley

Whether it be a Fortune 500 company or a startup, technology companies are not immune from competitors, former employees, and relentless cybercriminals. To protect his clients’ intellectual property, their data, their customers, Jake Heath offers the most diligent and aggressive protection possible.

Undaunted by a case’s legal or technical complexity, precedent, or magnitude, Jake will not stop until his clients’ patents, copyrights, and trade secrets are protected; the cybersecurity breach is stopped; and the cybercriminals are brought to justice.

To develop those creative legal solutions, Jake draws upon his unique blend of experience. He has carried out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud, and deceptive activity; brand violations; intellectual property infringement; trade secrets; and cybersecurity breaches. Jake has also handled a variety of complex commercial and tech transaction litigation in federal and federal court, as well as several white collar criminal investigations. Jake also draws from his practical litigation experience and trial advocacy.