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The role of patents in an AI driven world

Date: 17 December 2020

Location: Online

Partner Holly Whitlock will be attending an online conference on 17-18 December, hosted by The European Patent Office (EPO), about one of the most disruptive fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution: artificial intelligence (AI).


This conference builds on the EPO's acknowledged lead in the patenting of Computer Implemented Inventions (CII), and on the success of our first public AI event, "Patenting Artificial Intelligence" in May 2018. It provides a platform for policymakers, investors, inventors, SMEs, academics, and IP professionals to exchange views and share expertise on AI and IP rights. It also takes into consideration the latest initiatives relating to AI at the level of European institutions.


The Office will provide an update on the latest strategic projects with its IP5 partners and look at the legal aspects and the tools that could influence the work of patent offices worldwide. EPO Chief Economist Yann Ménière will present key findings from the soon to be published study "Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution". An additional focus area will be SMEs and their role in fostering a diverse European innovation landscape in the area of AI.


The event programme comprises several online sessions and the event is free of charge. 


You can find more information or register for the event here: The role of patents in an AI driven world 


Our high-tech patent group has decades of experience obtaining patents in the numerous areas of AI. Find out more here: Artificial Intelligence