Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2019 Annual Meeting


Christina McDonough, an attorney in Fish's Boston office, will speak on the Navigating Artificial Intelligence panel at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2019 Annual Meeting, February 10-13, in Austin Texas.

Fish is also a proud sponsor of the AUTM Annual Meeting, which brings together technology transfer professionals from around the globe to network, make deals, and gain valuable insights from world-class speakers and panels. Panel details are below.

Navigating Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:15 AM - 12:45PM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous in describing the next-generation of interactive technologies. In light of the pervasive view that AI will enhance practically every aspect of our business and personal lives (and to some degree, already is), tech transfer offices have a distinct challenge in understanding how AI can be applied to various technology sectors while maximizing IP strategies that make sense for a university. Further, there will also be challenges regarding policy, regulation and privacy concerns, as many aspects of AI will diverge from traditional models. During this session, we'll discuss AI-related terminology, challenges in IP protection, trends in licensing and acquisitions, and privacy concerns for AI engines and AI-related technologies across multiple domains.

Moderator: Cindy Chepanoske, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Manny Stockman, Senior Associate, Osage University Partners
  • Christina McDonough, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • Bruce Porter, Professor & Director of the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas


AUTM 2019 Annual Meeting
February 10-13, 2019
JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd St., Austin, TX