Second session of the WIPO Conversation on IP & AI
Between 7 and 9 July the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised the second session of the Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. The first session was held last September. On its basis, WIPO published the Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence on which the interested public then submitted comments. In May, WIPO issued the Revised Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence that has been the basis of the second meeting.
This 3-day event focused on different issues. The topic of the first day was IP protection for AI-generated and AI-assisted works and inventions and related topics. The second day analysed the questions of patentability, inventive step and disclosure. On the third day copyright exceptions, data rights and trade secrets were discussed. Each day, introductory presentations were followed by interventions of different stakeholders (from individuals, different organisations, such as Creative Commons and the international International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to corporations, such as Google and IBM as well as representatives of member states, including the EU). The event was hosted by Mr. François Rivasseau, whereas Francis Gurry, the General Director of WIPO, have the introductory, final and summary speech. The video of the event is published here and the written interventions will bi available on WIPO’s website.
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