Greenberg Traurig’s Ian Ballon to Speak on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at PLI Conference

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Ian Ballon, co-chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s global Intellectual Property (IP) & Technology Practice, will speak on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data portability, at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI)’s IP Issues in Business Transactions 2022 event in San Francisco.

In a session titled “Artificial Intelligence, Data and Information Rights as Assets in Business Transactions,” Ballon, a litigator with substantial experience in the area, will speak on AI/ML and data portability issues Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. PST. According to the PLI agenda, the session provides “guidance for companies embarking on the development of data acquisition, usage, building and training an AI system, monetization and protection programs.” Additionally, “value and risks of data in the digital economy, data ownership, key considerations for monetization programs, sample contract clauses around data, and privacy laws” will be discussed.

Ballon, an internet and IP litigation shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. offices, has been included in The Daily Journal’s annual list of Top IP Litigators in California every year that the list has been published, from 2009 to 2021, and was named the Lawyer of the Year for Information Technology Law in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, he was named one of the top 20 Cybersecurity lawyers in California and, in 2018, one of the Top Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence lawyers in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal. Ballon received the 2017 “Trailblazer” Award, Intellectual Property from The National Law Journal and he has been recognized as a “Groundbreaker” in The Recorder’s 2017 Litigation Departments of the Year Awards. He was also the recipient of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Law section’s Vanguard Award for significant contributions to the development of intellectual property law. Ballon is an elected member of the American Law Institute and served as an advisor to its international intellectual property jurisdiction project and a member of the consultative group for the American Law Institute’s Data Privacy Principles of Law project.

Ballon also is the author of West’s bestselling 5-volume legal treatise, E-Commerce and Internet Law 2d ed. (

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice has more than 200 full-time intellectual property attorneys and professionals serving clients across the United States and in key business centers around the world. We handle all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and right of publicity litigation; trademark prosecution and brand management; copyright and DMCA agent registration; patent prosecution and portfolio management; licensing; inter partes review; third-party monitoring; domain name management; and interferences; and the defense of data privacy and cybersecurity class action litigation. We also litigate and counsel on the full range of data privacy and security breach issues, provide licensing and cross-border services and defend data privacy, security breach, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits.

Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 42 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web:

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