Speaking Engagement

The Business of Artificial Intelligence: Practical Applications in the IP Ecosystem

International Trademark Association

Convene at One Liberty Plaza
1 Liberty St
New York, NY

Blank Rome partner David M. Perry, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice group, is serving as co-chair and panel moderator for the International Trademark Association’s The Business of Artificial Intelligence: Practical Applications in the IP Ecosystem conference, being held March 20 and 21, 2024, at Convene in New York City.


The conference will cover the intersection between artificial intelligence (“AI”), intellectual property (“IP”) rights, and brand management. Speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by AI technologies and how they practically impact the protection, enforcement, and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

Industry experts, thought leaders, legal professionals, and business executives will explore the profound influence of AI on IP rights, its practical applications, and what every brand legal practitioner needs to know.

David will join fellow co-chair Maysa Razavi (Director of Global Brand Protection and Supply Chain Security, Moderna) to present opening remarks on both days of the conference.

Additionally, David will moderate the Capsule Keynote, “Tech Transformation: How Law Firms Are Harnessing AI to Serve Clients,” taking place from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21.


David will moderate a fireside chat on how law firm CEOs and managing partners can strategically approach investment in AI technology to enhance their firm’s operations and serve their clients better. They will discuss how AI technology can improve efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness in the legal industry and provide valuable insights on assessing a firm’s AI technology infrastructure, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing AI technology solutions that align with the firm’s specific needs.


  • Andrew Medeiros, Director of Innovation, Troutman Pepper (USA)
  • Tom Roberts, Partner, Allen & Overy (United Kingdom)

Other sessions include:

  • AI Crash Course 
  • Shaping the Future of Your Intellectual Property Practice with AI
  • AI Lab: Thinking Outside the Box and Unleashing Your Creativity
  • Race Against the Machine: Keeping Pace with IP Risks in AI Development
  • Artificial Intelligence Licensing: Practical Insights for Firms and Businesses
  • The Regulatory Landscape: Legislating AI
  • Balancing Act: The Ethical Tightrope of AI Deployment
  • Bringing It Together: What the Future with AI Holds 

For more information, please visit the conference webpage.