Cadwalader’s John Moehringer Speaks on IP and Data Rights at Brooklyn Law School Virtual Event

November 02, 2020

Cadwalader Intellectual Property Group partner John Moehringer spoke as part of a broad panel discussion on IP and data rights at an event hosted last week at Brooklyn Law School.

He was joined by panelists Ryan Carrier, Executive Director at ForHumanity; Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School; Dr. Ajintha Pathmanathan, CEO of ClinIQ Healthcare; and Karen Porter, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Associate Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School.

Drawing on his intellectual property legal experience in the computer science fields, Moehringer shared his perspective on a range of timely topics, including:

  • The data and IP rights implications of COVID-19 contact tracing apps, telemedicine and other innovative health policies
  • The ability of the United States patent system to effectively promote the investment of time and money required to develop artificial intelligence technologies, noting the implications of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Decision On Petition in the DABUS matter, which found that a machine may not be an inventor
  • The implications of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) invalidation of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in the Schrems II decision, including an October ruling by a French Court that further interprets its scope with respect to digital health care data providers

“As recent disputes and legal decisions have demonstrated, adequately defining data ownership rights, protection and privacy will be critical to the effective implementation of broad data-driven health care solutions,” Moehringer said.

The event was organized by the “Legal Hackers” organization.

Moehringer handles complex patent and trade secrets litigation, primarily in the electrical engineering, telecommunications, and computer science fields. In addition to representing clients in patent infringement suits in the U.S. district courts, John also has substantial experience representing clients in the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also counsels clients with respect to various Intellectual Property and data rights issues, including licensing and transactions, and rendering non-infringement and invalidity opinions.