Tuesday 13th
December 2022
5.30 pm-6.30 pm CET

IP enforcement and Cybersecurity

Global Digital Encounters 23


Before, during, and further to the COVID Crisis, the complex interaction between IP and Cybersecurity issues steadily developed: which cybersecurity within IP? Which cybersecurity for IP? How to keep IP assets protected against cybersecurity breaches? Which relationship between cybersecurity and WIPO, and why it may matter for WIPO? Why cybersecurity is essential for innovative IP business? How IP relates to privacy and other related areas while considering cybersecurity issues? New models are being developed and are in urgent need of clarity on their interaction with classical IP. Speakers from Europe, Israel, and Australia will provide a worldwide picture of the future of IP and Cybersecurity, including on re-imagining IP in this area in favor of both fair business and consumers/society.


Meet the Panel

Richard LANE

Chief Security Officer of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Prof. Tal ZARSKY

Dean and a Professor of Law at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law

Moderator: Prof. Manuel DESANTES

Professor of Law at the University of Alicante.


GDE 23: IP enforcement and Cybersecurity


About our Speakers

Richard LANE


Chief Security Officer of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), leading the Organization’s converged cyber/physical security service.  Until (very) recently, and for the last 14 years, Head of Information Security at WIPO leading a team of security experts in all aspects of cybersecurity from policy definition through compliance to technical monitoring and incident response, and is also currently the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for WIPO with a focus on the protection of private information of both internal staff and external customers.  Holding an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway College, University of London, he also currently and previously holds a number of industry leading cybersecurity professional certifications from ISACA, (ISC)2 and SABSA, and has previously held positions on the EMEA Advisory Board and Foundation Committee for (ISC)2. 

Prof. Tal ZARSKY

Dean and a Professor of Law at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law. His research focuses on Information Privacy, Cyber-Security, Internet Policy, Social Networks, Telecommunications Law, Online Commerce and Automated Decision-making. He published numerous articles and book chapters in the U.S., Europe and Israel. His work is often cited in a variety of contexts related to law in the digital age.

He has advised various Israeli regulators, legislators and commercial entities on related matters. He served on a variety of advisory boards and is a frequent evaluator of articles and research grants for various international foundations.

Prof. Zarsky was a Fellow at the Information Society Project, at Yale Law School, a Global Hauser Fellow, at NYU Law School and a Visiting Researcher and Adjunct Professor at UPenn Law School (Carey Law). He completed his doctorate dissertation, which focused on Data Mining in the Internet Society, at Columbia University School of Law. He earned a joint B.A. degree (law and psychology) at the Hebrew University with high honors and his master degree (in law) from Columbia University.


He holds a Professor’s Chair at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alicante (Spain) since 1992. He has been Vice-President of the European Patent Office (Munich) from 2001 to 2008, Vice-Chancellor and Rector in acting of the University of Alicante from 1996 to 1998 and Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission between 1998 and 2001. In 1994 he founded the Magister Lvcentinvs (Master in Intellectual and Industrial Property) at the University of Alicante.

He is currently member Of Counsel at ELZABURU, and Member of the Foundation Eisenhower, amongst others. He has published seven books and more than one hundred research papers and has delivered a full course at The Hague Academy of International Law in July 2019. Member of Fide’s Academic Council.


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