Digital Conference: The Role of Patents in an AI driven World // 17 and 18 December 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already transforming societies and economies and will continue to have a disruptive effect long into the future.
Accordingly, patent offices are preparing themselves by tackling the most recent challenges and looking for opportunities in this fast-moving field.

The EPO (European Patent Office) is hosting a 2 half-day digital conference “The role of patents in an AI driven world” on 17 and 18 December 2020. This conference builds on the success of our first AI event, “Patenting Artificial Intelligence” in May 2018, and provides a platform for policymakers, investors, inventors, SMEs, academics, and IP (Intellectual Property) professionals to exchange views and share expertise on AI and IP rights.

The event will kick-off with an update on the latest strategic projects from the EPO and its IP5 partners around patents and AI. We will look at the legal aspects regarding patentability of AI related innovations as well as the tools that could influence the way we work.
You will get a first look at the outcomes of our Chief Economist’s latest study on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as experience the journey of an SME founder as he shares his success story.

There will be opportunities of asking questions. To finish we will deep-dive into the recent white papers and proposals from the European Commission and the European Parliament on AI and IP and debate the implementation of the human-centric approach.

We look forward to providing you with food for thought around one of the most disruptive technologies of our time!

The event is free of charge, and you can choose to attend one, some or all sessions. However, registration is required. For more event details, see the attached brochure.

We hope to see you online. If you have a colleague or friend who might be interested in attending, do not hesitate to forward them the registration link.

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