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High Tech Law Journal and Journal of International Law Machine Learning Symposium

March 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the High Tech Law Journal and Journal of International Law at Santa Clara Law.


The Rise of Machine Learning - 2020 Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal and Journal of International Law Symposium

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Bios

MCLE Articles

Location: This event will take place in Charney Hall, rooms 102 and 103.

This day long symposium will feature speakers from Google, IEEE, Oracle, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. There will be panel discussions on:

  • Patents
  • Ethical Design
  • Lawyer’s Use of AI
  • Healthcare & AI
  • Cyberwarfare

MCLE offered: 4 credits of learning and 1 credit for ethics.

Speaker Joshua Walker is offering symposium guests a discount on his new book.
The code for the discount is SANTACLARA.

Symposium Schedule:

Speakers confirmed as of 2/19/20. Schedule and the guest speakers are subject to change.








Welcome from HTLJ – Outline of agenda, house-keeping rules, helpful info e.g. CLE credit

Nayef Andrabi
Editor-in-Chief, HTLJ

Anna Han,Interim Dean, Santa Clara Law

9:15am – 10:15am

Panel 1: Machine Learning: IEEE Standards – Approach to Transparency

Keynote speaker:
Alan Winfield
Professor of Robot Ethics,
University of the West of England

Amna Latif
Product Counsel, Google, Inc.

Sara Gerke
Research Fellow, Harvard Law School


Optional law school tour



Panel 2: Cyberwarfare/Defenses

David Sloss
Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Salahudin Ali
Associate Counsel, United States Marine Corps

Dr. William Casebeer
Senior Science and Technology Officer, Beyond Conflict


Break for Lunch/Network



Panel 3: Machine Learning: Ethical and Responsible Use

Eli Edwards
Librarian, Santa Clara University

Jason Tashea
Founder, Justice Codes

Joshua Walker
Co-Founder, LexMachina





Panel 4: Machine Learning Healthcare

Charlotte Tschider
Visiting Assistant Professor, Nebraska College of Law

Sara Gerke
Research Fellow, Harvard Law School

Jack McCallum
Chairman and CEO, IntegerHealth





Panel 5: Machine Learning Patents

Eric Sutton
Managing Counsel, Oracle America, Inc.

Andrew Toole
Chief Economist, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Agatha H. Liu, Ph.D
Partner, Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP

Aaron Abood
Patent Counsel, Google


Thank you! Networking Reception with Light Dinner

Nayef Andrabi
Editor-in-Chief, HTLJ



Andrew TooleDr. Andrew Toole is the Chief Economist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). Dr. Toole joined the USPTO with experience in the private sector, academia, and government. While completing his PhD in economics at Michigan State University, Andrew Toole was a Senior Economist for Laurits R. Christensen Associates where he conducted studies on total factor productivity, cost and price analysis, and competitive strategy. In 1998, Dr. Toole went to Stanford University as a postdoctoral student before becoming a faculty member at Illinois State University and Rutgers University in New Jersey. As an academic researcher, Dr. Toole was asked to advise on science and technology policy issues for institutions such as the U.S. National Academies of Science, U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2010, he joined the Science Policy Branch of USDA’s Economic Research Service. His research focuses on the economics of innovation, intellectual property, and related science and technology policies. Dr. Toole has published in the Journal of Law and Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, Research Policy, Management Science, and many other peer-reviewed journals.

Salahudin AliCaptain Salahudin E. Ali currently is Associate Counsel at Headquarters Marine Corps, and he has served the US armed forces since 2010, advising in the areas of National Security Law, Information Security and Privacy, Data Management, Cybersecurity, Technology Development (including AI and Machine Learning), Intelligence Oversight, and Ethics and Standards of Conduct. He has recently published “Coming to a Battle Field Near You: Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, & Machine Learning’s Impact on Proportionality,” in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law.  Captain Ali is a leader in the field and has published additional articles regarding cybersecurity law in publications including the National Security Law Journal and The George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal.

William CasebeerBill Casebeer is the Senior Director of Human-Machine Systems at Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI), where he leads teams of scientists and engineers developing new performance-improving concepts in human-autonomy interaction. Prior to joining SSCI, Bill was Director of the Innovation Lab at Beyond Conflict, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing science and technology to prevent conflict and assist in reconciliation, enabling positive social change to happen at scale. He was also the Senior Research Area Manager in Human Systems and Autonomy for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories and served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Prior to his private sector career, Bill served in active duty as a US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and intelligence analyst overseas, including working for NATO.

Eli EdwardsBefore joining Santa Clara Law, Elizabeth (Eli) Edwards worked in libraries on and off for 3 decades. After earning an MLIS from San Jose State University and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, Eli specialized in law librarianship for diverse firms, including the freelaw publisher Justia, Seattle law firm Foster Pepper PLLC, the Seattle branch libraries for the Western District of Washington, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the LAC Group. Eli has now returned to familiar grounds here, as the Emerging Technologies Research Librarian for the Law Library, but knows no more than you do about why that one printer keeps jamming. Eli also teaches several courses: Technology and Innovation in the Practice of Law, Advanced Legal Research and Advanced Legal Writing, and is the editor of the Strangelaw, Esq. legaltech newsletter.

Sara GerkeSara Gerke is the Research Fellow in Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. She oversees the day-to-day work of the Center’s Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL), including conducting law, policy, and ethics research; drafting reports and recommendations; and coordinating the Center’s efforts with collaborators at the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen as well as other partners.

Sara’s current research focuses on the ethical and legal challenges of artificial intelligence and big data in the United States and Europe. Sara also researches comparative law and ethics of other digital health topics such as ingestible electronic sensors (“smart pills”) as well as mitochondrial replacement techniques. Sara’s work has appeared in venues such as JAMA, Science, Nature Biotechnology, Annual Reviews of Genomics and Human Genetics, and Nature Electronics.

Before joining the Petrie-Flom Center, Sara was the General Manager of the Institute for German, European and International Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics of the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim (IMGB) in Germany. She was also the Co Investigator of an interdisciplinary project, known as “ClinhiPS”, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funds: 657,678.00 EUR; term: April 2016 to March 2018). This project analyzed the clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in Germany and Austria from scientific, ethical, and comparative legal perspectives.

Amna LatifAmna Latif is a product counsel at Google Nest, where she supports a diverse array of Google’s connected home and hardware products and counsel on regulatory legal issues ranging from privacy, consumer protection, competition, health regulatory, and communications. Before joining Google two years ago, Ms. Latif was a privacy and regulatory lawyer at WhatsApp. Previous to that, she was a venture capital and mergers and acquisitions senior lawyer at Fenwick & West. Ms. Latif has a computer science background and speaks multiple South Asian languages. Her interests include Urdu poetry, philosophy, literature and refugee rights.

Agatha LiuDr. Agatha H. Liu focuses her practice on patent analysis, strategic counseling, and portfolio management. She routinely advises inventors, business owners, and investors on developing and protecting inventions and other intellectual property. She has held positions in technology and management consulting in high-tech industries and has a research background in artificial intelligence, as applied to computational biology and expert systems. In recent years, Dr. Liu has spent a significant amount of time speaking and writing on the intersection of patent law and artificial intelligence and helping her clients procure patents covering various aspects of machine learning.

Jack MccullumDr. Jack McCallum is IntegerHealth’s CEO, and he also serves as the Chairman of its Board. Jack worked as a practicing adult and pediatric neurosurgeon for over twenty-five years, building the premier specialty practice in his area. Prior to founding IntegerHealth, he was a founder of Integration Health Management Associates, one of the earliest firms using data driven evaluation of physician performance, and North Texas Specialty Physicians, an independent practice association with its own health plan that markets its data driven quality programs nationally. In 2005, Jack was a founding member of Leprechaun, a company that used claims data to assure proper reimbursement for Medicare Advantage plans. In 2009, Jack founded CenseoHealth, a company that provides in-home health risk assessments for Medicare Advantage plans, performing 500,000 exams annually throughout the United States. Jack is also an author and educator, holding a doctorate in history and a teaching appointment at Texas Christian University (TCU), and he has spoken at numerous events and authored several articles and books. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgia Tech, an MD from Emory University, and a PhD in History from TCU.

David L. Sloss is the John A. and Elizabeth H. Sutro Professor of Law at Santa Clara University. He has published three books and several dozen book chapters and law review articles. His scholarship focuses on the relationship between domestic law and international affairs. His most recent book, published by Oxford University Press, won prestigious book awards from the American Society of International Law and from the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. Professor Sloss is an internationally recognized expert in both international law and U.S. constitutional law. Before entering academia, Professor Sloss spent nine years in the federal government, where he participated in U.S.-Soviet arms control negotiations.

Eric SuttonEric Sutton serves as Managing Patent Counsel at Oracle, Adjunct Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Guest Lecturer at Stanford. At Oracle, he manages a software patent portfolio and Oracle-wide projects relating patent analytics and process automation. Eric is an author of the textbook, “Software Patents: A Practical Perspective,” and owner of the Patnotechnic blog. He also teaches Pokémon at a public school.

Jason TasheaJason Tashea is an entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, and law professor making sense of law and technology. A lawyer by training, he is the product manager at Quest for Justice, a case management platform for self-represented litigants. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he created and taught a practicum on criminal justice technology, policy, and law. Tashea also publishes the JusticeTech Download, a weekly newsletter. He was most recently the law and technology reporter for the ABA Journal and the founder of criminal justice tech firm Justice Codes. He can be found on Twitter, @jtashea.

Charlotte TschiderProfessor Charlotte Tschider is a Visiting Professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law for the 2019-2020 school year as part of the new Nebraska Information Governance Center. She was most recently the Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property at the DePaul University College of Law and regularly advises organizations on global privacy and security matters. Her primary scholarship is in information privacy, cybersecurity law, and artificial intelligence, with a focus on the global health care industry.

Professor Tschider is the author of International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2018) and the new Cybersecurity Law (West Publishing 2020), and her academic writing have appeared or are forthcoming in the Washington University Law Review, Denver Law Review, the Annals of Health Law, the Oxford Journal of Law & Biosciences, and chapters in the ABA’s The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines (2019), amongst others. She has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and has been featured in a variety of news media publications, including USA Today, Forbes, The Hill, and Morning Consult. She holds certifications in the ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for both the U.S. and the European Union.

Prior to her time in academia, Tschider served in various upper management and consultative capacities in information technology, cybersecurity, privacy, and legal compliance, for Target Corporation, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and, most recently, for Medtronic Corporation, for nearly two decades.

Joshua Walker Joshua Walker is the author of “On Legal AI” (Fastcase / Full Court Press, summer 2019). With over 20 years of experience in this and allied fields, as well as over 15 as an IP attorney, he is seeking to deploy the next next generation of advanced legal solutions.

Walker is also a co-founder of CodeX, as well as Lex Machina. For the latter, he led the successful spin off from Stanford Law School, serving as founding CEO and Chief Legal Architect. He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

MCLE Articles:

Panel 1 – J. Bryson and A. Winfield, Standardizing Ethical Design for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, in Computer, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 116-119, May 2017

Panel 1 – Joseph Scott Miller, Standard Setting, Patents, and a Access Lock-In_ RAND Licensing and the Theory of the Firm, 40 Ind. L. Rev. 351 (2007)

Panel 1 – Kraig A. Jakobsen, Revisiting Standard-Setting Organizations_ Patent Policies, 3 Nw. J. Tech. _ Intell. Prop. 43 (2004)

Panel 1 – Mark A. Lemley, Intellectual Property Rights and Standard-Setting Organizations, 90 Calif. L. Rev. 1889 (2002)

Panel 2 – Aaron P. Brecher, Cyberattacks and the Covert Action Statute_ Toward a Domestic Legal Framework for Offensive Cyberoperations, 111 Mich. L. Rev. 423 (2012)

Panel 2 – Benjamin Weitz, Updating the Law of Targeting for an Era of Cyberwarfare, 40 U. Pa. J. Int_l L. 735 (2019)

Panel 2 – John Dever _ James Dever, Cyberwarfare_ Attribution, Preemption, and National Self Defense, 2 J.L. _ Cyber Warfare 25 (2013)

Panel 2 – Matthew Hoisington, Cyberwarfare and the Use of Force Giving Rise to the Right of Self-Defense, 32 B. C. Int_l _ Comp. L. Rev. 439 (2009)

Panel 2 – Susan W. Brenner _ Leo L. Clarke, Civilians in Cyberwarfare_ Conscripts, 43 Vand. J. Transnat_l L. 1011 (2010)

Panel 3 – Ariela Tubert, Ethical Machines, 41 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1163 (2018)

Panel 3 – Chris Chambers Goodman, AI_ESQ._ Impacts of Artificial Intelligence in Lawyer-Client Relationships, 72 Okla. L. Rev. 149 (2019)

Panel 3 – Dr. A. Walz, K. Firth-Butterfield, Implementing Ethics into Artificial Intelligence_ A Contribution, From a Legal Perspective, to the Development of an AI Governance Regime, 18 Duke L. _ Tech. Rev., pp. 176-231

Panel 3 – R. Dryer, Litigation, Technology _ Ethics_ Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks or Legal Luddites are No Longer Welcome in Utah, 28 Utah Bar J., pp. 11-20

Panel 4 – A. Michael Froomkin, Ian Kerr _ Joelle Pineau, When AIs Outperform Doctors_ Confronting the Challenges of a Tort-Induced over-Reliance on Machine Learning, 61 Ariz. L. Rev. 33 (2019)

Panel 4 – Cary Coglianese _ David Lehr, Regulating by Robot_ Administrative Decision Making in the Machine-Learning Era, 105 Geo. L.J. 1147 (2017)

Panel 4 – Robin Pierce, Machine Learning for Diagnosis and Treatment_ Gymnastics for the GDPR, 4 Eur. Data Prot. L. Rev. 333 (2018)

Panel 4 – Tjasa Zapusek, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Confidentiality of Data, 11 Asia Pacific J. Health L. _ Ethics 105 (2017)

Panel 5 – Arti K. Rai, Machine Learning at the Patent Office_ Lessons for Patents and Administrative Law, 104 Iowa L. Rev. 2617 (2019)

Panel 5 – Ben Hattenbach _ Joshua Glucoft, Patents in An Era of Infinite Monkeys and Artificial Intelligence, 19 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 32 (2015)

Panel 5 – Hyunjong Ryan Jin, Think Big_ The Need for Patent Rights in the Era of Big Data and Machine Learning, 7 NYU J. Intell. Prop. _ Ent. L. 78 (2018)

Panel 5 – W. Michael Schuster, Artificial Intelligence and Patent Ownership, 75 Wash. _ Lee L. Rev. 1945 (2018)


March 6, 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Charney Hall 102/103, Panelli Courtroom
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    High Tech Law Journal and Journal of International Law Machine Learning Symposium

  • March 6, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Charney Hall 102/103, Panelli Courtroom