Richard F. Martinelli, Partner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Rich Martinelli, co-leader of Orrick’s Artificial Intelligence Practice and member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Practice, has 20 years of experience litigating and counseling clients on the most challenging IP issues. Rich has a degree in electrical engineering and he has become increasingly focused on AI litigation and counseling. Rich has advised clients on a variety AI related issues, and he has developed IP strategies for AI clients balancing, patent, copyright, contractual data ownership and trade secrets. In addition to his AI experience, 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. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent Trial Office and has counseled clients and rendered opinions on patent validity, infringement and freedom to use.
Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal , Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
Teena Sankoorikal is a commercial litigator who has handled many high-profile, complex civil litigation and intellectual property disputes, including business torts, breach of contract, fraud, patent, trade secret, and copyright matters. In particular, she has advised multinational technology companies on a variety of business tort-related issues, ranging from fraudulent misrepresentation, to tortious interference, to unfair competition, among others. Ms. Sankoorikal has advised companies on allegations of theft of trade secret information by former employees, board members, competitors, and business venture partners. She has represented technology companies in a variety of patent litigation matters, principally relating to high-tech patents. She has advised multinational companies on copyright issues relating to the alleged copying of software, relating to the illegal transmission of music via peer-to-peer file sharing software, and relating to the copying of confidential manuals. Among other companies, Ms. Sankoorikal has advised AB InBev, Alarm.com, American Outdoor Brands, GE, IBM, Lilly, McKesson, Qualcomm, Time Warner, UCB, Vivendi, and Warner Brothers Records.
Joseph J. Probst , Principal
Dority & Manning, P.A.
Joseph is a Principal for Dority & Manning P.A., a boutique intellectual property law firm. Joseph focuses his practice on patent prosecution and portfolio management for clients within software industries, specifically AI and Machine Learning. Joseph partners with his clients to develop targeted, innovative, and effective strategies that advance the company’s goals and commercial agenda, whether an early stage startup or Fortune 500 company.
Joseph often shares his insights and expertise regarding progressive technologies and intellectual property, and recently participated in an Artificial Intelligence seminar in Tokyo for Japanese in-house counsel.