Prior Art Masterpieces: Key prior art in computer science


Prior-Art Masterpieces Slides

Description: Prior Art is central to patent litigation and finding the right piece of art in computer science can be a difficult assignment. In this course, Elysium Digital's experts identify several key pieces of prior art in computer science, review several case studies of the prior art in the computer software and electrical engineering patent space. The course also will educate the audience on best practices in conducting function- and system-oriented prior art searches in computer-patent matters. Elysium often conducts prior art search for clients and Christian is glad to be able to discuss the topic of prior art in this presentation.

Christian Hicks, President, Elysium Digital

Mr. Hicks has advised clients on more than 150 matters relating to intellectual property and computer forensics. He has testified as an expert in Federal Court, submitted expert reports and affidavits, and has been deposed in several cases. Before co-founding Elysium Digital, he worked as a consultant for the AT&T Consumer Lab, where he developed data mining techniques and researched Internet programs and protocols. He is co-inventor on two patents on systems for unlocking remote electronic data. Mr. Hicks graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Computer Science. While there, his academic research focused on artificial intelligence and earned him the Computer Science Senior Prize.

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