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AI, Software, and Patents: Towards a Post COVID Changing Game

Global Digital Encounters

Encounter 5

Friday, September 25th, 2020
4.30pm-5.30pm CEST

Encounter 5

AI, Software, and Patents: Towards a Post COVID Changing Game

Global Digital Encounters

Recording

Objectives

The post-COVID Crisis environment is marked by an exponential use of Artificial Intelligence and a further digitalization of society, permitting mankind to overcome major limitations linked to the pandemic, and proposing new options for many activities necessary to the business, consumers, and the entire society. Consequently, the relation between patents and software protection gets further re-visited. Speakers from three continents will provide a broad picture of the increased, but also, changing the role of patents in software and AI in a profoundly transformed post-crisis environment.

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Readings

Meet the Panel

Dr. Noam SHEMTOV

Reader in IP and Technology Law and Deputy Head of CCLS. Queen Mary University

Prof. Dr. Xiang YU

Prof. School of Management. Director of the Sino-European Institute for IP, HUST.

Moderator: Dr. Marco ALEMÁN

Director of the Patent Law Division at WIPO

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About our Speakers

Dr. Noam SHEMTOV (CV)

Dr Noam Shemtov joined CCLS in September 2009 as a lecturer in Intellectual Property and technology Law. He is currently a Reader in IP and Technology Law and Deputy Head of CCLS. He lectures in areas of intellectual property, creative industries and technology and his research interests are also focused in these fields.

Noam has led research projects and studies funded by UK Research Councils and by industry, national, supranational and commercial organizations, such as CreativeWorks London, CISAC, Microsoft, WIPO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). He is currently leading a project for DFID/FCO on the Establishment and Operation of a Specialised IP Court in Ukraine.

Noam also holds visiting appointments by Spanish and Dutch universities, where he lectures regularly in areas pertaining to intellectual property, creative industries and technology. He is a qualified solicitor both in the UK and in Israel.

Prof. Dr. Xiang YU (CV)

Dr. Yu, Xiang is a full professor at the School of Management (2002-) and the Director of the Sino-European Institute for Intellectual Property of HUST (2018-), as well as the Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property (http://patent.hust.edu.cn/, 2005-) at the School of Management of Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST, http://www.hust.edu.cn/  ) in Wuhan, China. Since March 2017, Prof. Yu also holds the post of the Vice President for International Engagement of Hubei Normal University His main research fields include Intellectual Property and International Trade, Patent Strategy and Technological Innovation, Licensing and Technology Transfer.

Marco M. ALEMÁN (CV)

Studied law at the Javeriana University where he also obtained a Corporate Law Certificate (L.L.M.). He then obtained a Diploma in Advanced Studies (DEA) in Research at the Alcala University (Spain, 2006), and a Ph.D. in Law (Cum Laude).

Mr. Alemán practiced as an IP Attorney, was Head of the Colombian Industrial Property Office, Fellow Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, and joined the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1999 successively as Senior Program Officer, Office of Cooperation for Development for Latin America and the Caribbean, Deputy Director in the Division for Public Policy and Development, Deputy Director of the Patent Law Division. He currently holds the position of Director of the Patent Law Division.

Mr. Alemán is the author of The Andean Legal Framework on Trademarks (Bogota, 1994) and co-author of several books, the most recent ones being: Studies in Homage to Mariano Uzcátegui Urdaneta (Caracas, 2011), Bilateral Trade Agreements and Intellectual Property (Heidelberg, 2014), Intellectual Property Study in contemporary issues (Mexico, 2015) and Technology Transactions (Genève/ Zurich 2018, Schulthess Éditions Romandes).

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