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Webinar: Frontier Technologies and Dispute Resolution

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October 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Special low price! 1 Hour MCLE

A discussion of cutting-edge IP and dispute resolution issues raised by technological evolution and recent developments in the law.  Among other issues, the panelists will share their thoughts on copyright fair use, potential patent, copyright, and other IP challenges raised by AI, and legal disputes involving distributed ledger technologies and the Metaverse. They will address the pros and cons of litigation, arbitration, and mediation in resolving disputes over claims involving frontier technologies.   


Ryan Abbott, M.D., Esq., FCIArb has mediated and arbitrated more than fifty disputes domestically and internationally, since joining JAMS, with collectively hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. He has particular experience in the fields of intellectual property and health care, and offers unique expertise in such matters as biologics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical and life sciences, computer technology and distributed ledger technology. 

 Dr. Abbott is highly regarded for his scholarship, teaching, and professional activities. He is the author of The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press, and he has published widely on issues associated with law and technology, health law, and intellectual property in leading legal, medical, and scientific books and journals. He routinely gives keynote lectures and presents internationally in academic (e.g., MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge), government (e.g., World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, UK Intellectual Property Office), and industry (e.g., AIPPI, American Chemical Society, INTERPAT) settings. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him as one of the fifty most influential people in intellectual property in 2019. Dr. Abbott divides his time between Los Angeles, New York, and London.

Hon. Jackson Lucky (ret.) joined JAMS in 2021 following 13 years as a judge with the Riverside County Superior Court. During that time, he presided over thousands of family law and unlimited civil cases. He served as the supervising judge of the family law division for four years, where he developed multiple alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs, one of which settled 90% of its cases year after year. In his civil assignment, he was a member of the court’s ADR Committee, where he helped develop and participated in multiple settlement programs. He also settled hundreds of family and civil cases.

Judge Lucky is a passionate technologist who has built and programmed computers for decades. His contributions to the computer programming website Stack Overflow put him in the top 11% of over 14 million worldwide users in 2021. Judge Lucky has been an instructor for multiple organizations on virtual ADR. He is sought after to teach lawyers and judges throughout the state of California due to his ability to explain complex legal and technical topics in plain language.

Judge Lucky has been recognized by numerous bar associations for his distinguished service and leadership as a jurist. He was bestowed the Outstanding Jurist Award by the Leo. A. Deegan Inn of Court, named Judicial Officer of the Year by the Riverside County Barristers and jointly awarded the Family Law Legacy Award by the Riverside and San Bernardino bar associations. As the first Korean-American and first AAPI judge in Riverside County, he earned the Trailblazer Award from the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire. Lawyers have described him as meticulous and well reasoned, but also courteous and approachable. Judge Lucky brings a passion for the law, exhaustive preparation and persistence to his mediation and arbitration practice at JAMS.

Rod Thompson joined JAMS in 2020 as a mediator and arbitrator with deep experience in commercial disputes involving technology, intellectual property and/or competition. Before joining JAMS, Mr. Thompson was a partner at two law firms and was best known for success in high-stakes commercial litigation.  He has successfully mediated over 125 patent, trade secrets, trademark/advertising, copyright-related and other Intellectual Property controversies as well as serving as arbitrator in dozens of commercial cases. Mr. Thompson also has experience in cybersecurity, employment, entertainment and healthcare disputes.

He is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property, antitrust, and efficient dispute resolution. He is on mediation and arbitration panels of WIPO and CPR Institute. He is an appointee to the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List. Mr. Thompson has been recognized as among the World’s Leading Technology neutrals (SVAMC), Best Lawyers in America – Intellectual Property Litigation, IP Stars in Managing Intellectual Property and a Northern California Super Lawyer. In 2016 he received the California Lawyer of the Year Award.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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