Robert Plotkin, Software Patent Lawyer & Founding Partner
Robert Plotkin has been a patent attorney specializing in software patents for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the boutique patent firm, Blueshift IP, located in Cambridge, MA. Robert is an MIT-educated computer scientist and uses his combined expertise in patent law and computer science to maximize the value of his clients’ patent portfolios in the US and worldwide.
Attorney Plotkin has unique experience in the application of patent law to AI-related innovations. For example, he wrote the first and only book on the impact of AI on patent law, entitled, The Genie in the Machine: How Computer-Automated Inventing is Revolutionizing Law and Business, which was published by Stanford University Press in 2009. You can also find the white paper that he recently wrote on the impact of AI on the patent system at Blueshift IP’s website. Robert uses his in-depth knowledge of patent law and AI technology to obtain broad, strong, and defensible AI patents for his clients worldwide.
Orlando Lopez, Partner
Culhane Meadows Haughian & Walsh PLLC
Dr. Orlando Lopez concentrates on helping his clients, which range from individual inventors to large multinational corporations and universities, identify and protect their intellectual property and build their patent portfolios. Orlando has over twenty-five years of experience at various high technology companies, including Polaroid, Data General, Control Data, and Science Applications, as a technical manager, program manager, engineer and researcher. His experience spans from managing product design projects, managing complex research teams involving software, IC design, optics, mechanics and electronics to being an active researcher in areas from magnetic and optical recording and electromagnetic effects to imaging science.
He has drafted and prosecuted over 300 U.S. patent applications in diverse areas of technology such as nanotechnology, optics, quantum cryptography, software, machine learning (AI), business methods, software, telecommunications, wireless applications, electronic imaging, mechanical and physical devices. He Co-authored an amicus brief that was submitted to U.S. Supreme Court for Bilski vs. Kappos, a patentable subject matter case.