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Sivon Kalminov

Director, Intellectual Property Division

Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Mr. Sivon Kalminov is the Director of the Canon U.S.A., Inc., Intellectual Property Division.  He is responsible for managing the Division’s day-to-day patent prosecution work, which includes overseeing both the patent prosecution and administration departments.  M. Kalminov also provides support on patent litigation matters, contract matters, and general U.S. patent law related advice to various domestic and international Canon companies and subsidiaries.  Mr. Kalminov is a current member of the California State Bar Intellectual Property Section, and a past Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, general Executive Committee Member, and Patent Group Chair of the Section.  In addition to his J.D., Mr. Kalminov has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Recent Articles by Sivon Kalminov

The Ethics and Practicality of AI Assisted Patent Drafting

Given current and ongoing economic realities, patent practitioners—both in-house and outside counsel—are constantly being asked to do more within existing budgets. Meanwhile, more robust patent applications thick with technical detail are necessary to satisfy courts and patent offices around the world. Working within budgetary constraints without sacrificing quality requires outside the box thinking and use of available tools to streamline as much of the process as possible. Enter Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is taking the world by storm, and recently garnered the attention of the American Bar Association, which has just announced the creation of a task force that will examine the impact of AI on law practice and the ethical implications of its use for lawyers.

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