Joshua Rich, Partner and General Counsel


Joshua R. Rich is an intellectual property trial lawyer and a partner with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. He serves as MBHB’s General Counsel, Chair of MBHB’s Trade Secrets Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Practice Group.

In over 20 years of trying intellectual property cases and counseling clients, Mr. Rich has built broad experience in dealing with complex and difficult issues. He has successfully litigated in Federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, in cases involving patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, and other commercial issues. He has also represented clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in inter partes review, reexamination, and interference proceedings, as well as in arbitrations around the world. But his experience is not limited to adversarial proceedings; Mr. Rich has worked closely with clients to avoid litigation when appropriate.

While Mr. Rich has represented clients primarily in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields, his experience has also included such other diverse technologies as telecommunications, computer code, and graphical user interfaces. He is accomplished in all facets of trial and appellate litigation, ranging from pretrial seizures and preliminary injunction proceedings to bench and jury trials, appeals, and certiorari petitions. He works closely with clients to find the best solutions to intellectual property disputes.


Jerry Lu, Associate

Jerry Lu concentrates his practice on intellectual property law matters, such as patent prosecution for Electrical, Telecommunications and Software & Business Method inventions.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Lu studied Computer Science and Statistics at Rutgers University, Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems at U.C. Irvine and worked abroad in Beijing, China as a programmer.

During law school, Mr. Lu worked in Notre Dame Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, acted as the Vice President for the law school’s Intellectual Property Law Society and was the Notre Dame Journal of Emerging Technologies Executive Online Editor.

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Texas, Arkansas, Nevada.


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states: Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming and Wisconsin.


This program is pending CLE and CPD credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Québec, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Washington.


We do NOT provide CLE for: Virginia or Mississippi.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

Keys for Drafting a Generative AI Use Policy for your Organization: A Guide for In-House Legal Teams


Event Description

Generative AI, such as Open AI’s Chat GPT, has emerged as a means of quickly and efficiently developing or manipulating content.  Unfortunately, the use of generative AI comes with substantial risks and legal uncertainties, including hallucinations, potential for misuse, use of copyrighted materials in teaching the large language models, and potential infringement of intellectual property rights in outputs.  As a result, it is now critical for organizations to develop and adopt generative AI use policies that can not only address the concerns of generative AI but to also reap their benefits.


Join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 12 PM ET / 9 AM for the next edition of our Gen AI Deep Dives series as Joshua Rich and Jerry Lu of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP discuss the considerations that go into developing a generative AI use policy, and how best to balance them to ensure appropriate use.


Discussion topics include:

  • What is GenAI? And how do issues arise and grow with its use?
  • How GenAI can create and exacerbate copyright and other intellectual property issues,
  • Best Practices for drafting a GenAI Use policy for your organization

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who manage IP and AI for their organization and/or who are drafting a GenAI use policy for their organization.


There is NO COST to attend this LIVE program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP – PROTECTING INNOVATION. If you can’t make it to the live program, the recording will be available for viewing via our paid CLE library, In-House Connect On-Demand!

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