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Fide Foundation: Congress: Can robots invent and create? A dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property.
Congress: Can robots invent and create? A dialogue between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property.

March 14th-15th, Alicante, Spain.

The rise of AI and its impact on the world economy (Industry 4.0, cloud / fog / edge computing, personal and non-personal data) is changing our landscape very rapidly. And, as in many other situations, the legal framework is not prepared for this change. This is especially concerning in the Intellectual Property field, as this new economy should be strongly supported by a clear set of rules, Giving certainly to stakeholders and fostering innovation. 

In this two-day congress, we will analyze the key issues for IP in that new AI scenario. 

Representatives from IP international organizations, academy, law practice
and industry will have a chance to share with the audience their different points of view about problems and solutions. 
Program
Day 1 - Thursday, March 14th 2019
 
10.30-10.45: Welcome: Professor Amparo Navarro,
Vice rector, Research and Transfer of Knowledge, University of Alicante.

10.45-11.15: Initial Key Note Speaker: “The tyranny of the algorithms? The bright and dark sides of data-driven algorithmic decision making "
  • Nuria OLIVER, Chief Data Scientist in Data-Pop Alliance. Director of Research in Data Science in Vodafone.

11.15-12.30 Session 1: Artificial intelligence and Intellectual Property, elements for a dialogue - moderator: Manual DESANTS, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
- Speakers:
  • Giancarlo FROSIO, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI
  • Alexander ROCA, Senior Director, WIPO / WIPO
  • Ilja RUDYK, Senior Economist in the Chief Economist Unit, European Patent Office
12.30-12.50 Coffee

12.50-14.00 Session 2: Artificial Intelligence and authorship. Challenges for the copyright system
- Moderator: Julian LOPEZ, Associate Professor, Civil Law, University of Alicante
- Speakers:
  • Bernt HUGENHOLTZ, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Amsterdam; Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR)
  • Eleanora ROSATI, Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law, University of Southampton
  • Rachel XALABARDER, Professor of Intellectual Property, Open University of Catalonia
14.00-15.00 Lunch

15.00-16.15 Session 3. Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations. Challenges for the patent system. Inventions developed by Artificial Intelligence: breaking the boundaries
- Moderator Manual
DESANTS, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
- Speakers:
  • Alberto MARRIED, Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office
  • Noam SHEMTOV, Deputy Head of the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and Reader in IP Technology Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Doris THUMS, Head of Unit, Patent Law Directorate, European Patent Office
16.15-16.45 Coffee

16.45-18.00: Session 4: Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations. Challenges for the patent system. Computer-implemented inventions. Trade secrets and Artificial intelligence
- Moderator: Javier FERNANDEZ-LASQUETTY, Partner, ELZABURU; Member of FIDE's Academic Council
- Speakers:
  • Jean-Marc DELTORN, Patent Examiner, EPO
  • Emmanuel GOUGE, Partner, Responsible for IP, Pinsent Masons
  • July RAFFO, Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO / WIPO
18-00-19.00: Session 5: Artificial intelligence and emotional innovations. Will Artificial Intelligence change the trade mark system?
- Moderator: Manual 
DESANTS, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
- Speakers:
  • Read CURTIS, Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in HGF (Manchester)
  • Anke MOERLAND, Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Maastricht University
  • Erling VESTERGAARD, IP Enforcement Expert, European Observatory on Infringement of IP Rights, EUIPO
Day 2 - Friday, March 15th 2019
 
09.00-10.00: Session 6: Artificial intelligence and privacy: looking for a balance between innovations and human rights (in Spanish)
- Moderator: Eugene Triana, Former Deputy Director General in DG Research, European Commission
- Speakers:
  • Ricardo MARTINEZ, Data Protection Officer at the University of Valencia and Director of the University of Valencia-Microsoft´s Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation
  • Andres Pedreno, Professor and former Rector, University of Alicante
     
10.00-11.00: Session 7: Artificial Intelligence and non-personal data: the case of Industry 4.0
- Moderator: Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA, Associate Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
- Speaker:
  • Joseph DREXL, Director of Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich)
11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.30: Session 8: Techno round table
- Moderator: Javier FERNANDEZ-LASQUETTY, Partner, ELZABURU; Member of FIDE's Academic Council
- Speakers
  • Miguel Arjona, Director of R&D, Altran
  • Paul HAYA, Head of Social Business Analytics group at IIC-Knowledge Engineering Institute (Madrid)
  • Angel SEVILLANO, Cognitive AI Practice Leader at IBM Global Business Services
  • Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO, Head of Intellectual Property, Contents, Antipiracy and New Technologies at Telefonica
12.30-13.30: Session 9: Intellectual Property Offices facing Artificial intelligence. round table
- Moderator: Alberto MARRIED, Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office
- Speakers:
  • Carmen TOLEDO, Head of the Documentary and Search Division and Director of the Working Group on Artificial intelligence, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
  • Erling VESTERGAARD, IP Enforcement Expert, European Observatory on Infringement of IP Rights, EUIPO
  • Alexander ROCA, Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO /WIPO
  • EPO Representative
 
13.30-14.00: Final Key Note Speaker and conclusions: Tobias MCKENNEY,  Associate Copyright Counsel for EMEA at Google.

14.00-16.00: Lunch

 
Confirmed speakers (Updated February 26th.) 

Miguel ARJONA:
Director of R&D, Altran (View CV)
Alberto MARRIED: Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office (2012-2018); Former Vice-President of the Office for the Harmonization of the Internal Market (1994-2004); Former General Director of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (2008-2012) (View CV)
Read CURTIS: Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in HGF (Manchester) (View CV)
Jean-Marc DELTORN: Patent Examiner, EPO. (View CV)
Manual DESANTS: Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante; Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office (2001-2018). (View CV)
Joseph DREXL: Director of Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich); Honorary professor at the University of Munich. (View CV)
Javier FERNANDEZ-LASQUETTY: Partner, ELZABURU; Member of FIDE's Academic Council. Director of its IP Forum. (View CV)
Giancarlo FROSIO: Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg; Non-Resident Fellow, Stanford Law School CIS. (View CV)
Emmanuel GOUGE: Partner, Responsible for IP, Pinsent Masons; Avocat à la Cour & Solicitor (England and Wales); President of the European Committee of Licensing Executive Society. (View CV)
Pablo HAYA COLL: Head of Social Business Analytics group at the IIC-Knowledge Engineering Institute (Madrid). (View CV)
Bernt HUGENHOLTZ: Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Amsterdam; Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR). (View CV)
Julian LOPEZ RICHARTAssociate Professor, Civil Law, University of Alicante. (View CV)
Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA: Associate Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante; Of Counsel attorney at Baylos. (View CV)
Ricardo MARTINEZData Protection Officer at the University of Valencia and Director of the University of Valencia-Microsoft´s Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation (View CV)
Tobias McKenney,  Associate Copyright Counsel for EMEA at Google (View CV)


Anke MOERLAND: Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University of London on Intellectual Property Law. (View CV)
Amparo Navarro: Vice-rector, Research and Transfer of Knowledge, University of Alicante. (View CV)
Nuria OLIVER: Chief Data Scientist in Data-Pop Alliance; Director of Research in Data Science in Vodafone. (View CV)
ANDRES PEDREÑO: Professor and former Rector, University of Alicante; President, 1 millionBot; President, AlicanTEC. (View CV)
July RAFFO:
Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO / WIPO. (View CV)
Alexander Rock: Senior Director WIPO / WIPO. (View CV)
Eleonora ROSATI: Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law, University of Southampton; Director of iCLIC / ILAWS; Of Counsel at Bird & Bird LLP. (View CV)
Ilja RUDYK: Senior Economist in the Chief Economist Unit, European Patent Office. (View CV)
Angel SEVILLE: Cognitive AI Practice Leader at IBM Global Business Services (View CV)
Noam SHEMTOV: Deputy Head of the Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and Reader in IP Technology Law, Queen Mary University of London. (View CV)
Carmen TOLEDO: Head of the Documentary and Search Division and Director of the Working Group on Artificial intelligence, Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. (View CV)
Doris THUMS: Head of Unit, Patent Law Directorate, Member of the CII Guidelines working group, European Patent Office. (View CV)
Eugenio TRIANA: Former Deputy Director-General in DG Research, European Commission (1994-1998); Former Secretary General, Ministry of Industry (Spain) (1990-1994); One of the first ICANN's nine Directors (1998-2000). (View CV)
Erling Vestergaard: IP Enforcement Expert, European Observatory on Infringement of IP Rights, EUIPO (View CV)
Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO: Head of Intellectual Property, Contents, Antipiracy and New Technologies at Telefonica (View CV)
Rachel XALABARDER: Professor of Intellectual Property, Open University of Catalonia. (View CV)
Director:
Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Partner at Elzaburu. 
Member of Fide's Academic Council.

 
Director:
Aurelio López-Tarruella, Lawyer «Of Counsel» BAYLOS, Professor Of Private International Law (University Of Alicante)

 
Coordinator:
Manuel Desantes, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante

 
date and place: The program will be held on March 14-15, 2019 at the University of Alicante, Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig, s / n-Alicante. 
Language: English. 
Registration: Fide (+34914359239 or
carmen.hermida@fidefoundation.es). Or Via the “Sign up” button below.
Price€890, including lunch and coffee. The members of the FIDE'sAcademic Board and FIDE's Business Advisory Council will have a 50% discount. 
Sponsors:
to. University of Alicante
Vice-Rector's Office for Research and Technology Transfer
law School
Private international law area
 
b. Department of Education, Research, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana
PROMETEO / 2018/088 (Department of Education, Research, Culture and Sports of the Generalitat Valenciana) The digital single market for Europe. Aspects of private law.
 
c. Ministry of Culture and Sports. Government of Spain:
DER2017-86393-R project (MINECO / FEDER / EU) Legal tools to favor access to content protected by intellectual property rights in the digital single market

d. Google

and. LATIN AMERICA IPR SME HELPDESK, AN INITIATIVE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Media Partner:
  • Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch
Collaborators:
  • AlicanTEC
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • 4iP Council
  • DENAE
  • LES Spain-Portugal
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