Two weeks ago, Michael Best Strategies partner Andrew Hitt and MBS principal Sarah Helton participated on panels at the 2019 Technology and the Law Symposium, hosted by Michael Best and Friedrich and Duke University.  Sarah moderated the “DLT and Blockchain: After the Hype” session, which featured Bennett Collen of GoDaddy, Nathan George of the Sovrin Foundation, and David Nguyen of United Solutions. Andrew participated on “Startups & the Health Care Industry,” which featured Josh Arant of Mako Medical and Jeff Bedard of Crown Laboratories. Andrew focused on the role of government entities in the healthcare startup marketplace.

At the event, attendees could sit in on numerous informative sessions hosted by seasoned Michael Best & Friedrich IP attorneys, healthcare leaders, and cutting-edge technology innovators. Michael Best & Friedrich hosts the symposium annually. This year’s event was headlined by keynote speakers Micky Minhas, who serves as Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel for Microsoft, and Timothy Wilson, Director of Patents for SAS Institute Inc. Other panels included:

  • The Latest on Cryptocurrencies and How They are Regulated
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • From the Mind of HAL: Protecting AI Generated Content & Ideas
  • The Current State & Future of the Medical Cannabis & Hemp Industries in the Tobacco Belt
  • Cybersecurity, DLT, and AI: Protecting Data & Databases in the US & Abroad
  • Drug Pricing in an Era of Personalized Medicine – The Role & Effect of Technology & Government Policy on the Price of Drugs
  • 2019 Patent Year in Review
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Women in Innovation

As always, Michael Best Strategies is proud of its relationship with Michael Best & Friedrich, and was pleased with the thoughtful dialogue and success of the Symposium.