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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 certainty to the 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, academia, law practice
and industry will have a chance to share with the audience their different points of view about problems and solutions. 
Programme
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: Manuel DESANTES, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
– Speakers:
  • Giancarlo FROSIO, Senior Researcher and Lecturer at CEIPI
  • Alejandro ROCA, Senior Director, WIPO/OMPI
  • 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: Julián 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
  • Raquel XALABARDER, Professor of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
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 Manuel
DESANTES, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
– Speakers:
  • Alberto CASADO, 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 GOUGÉ, Partner, Responsible for IP, Pinsent Masons
  • Julio RAFFO, Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO/OMPI
18-00-19.00: Session 5: Artificial intelligence and emotional innovations. Will Artificial Intelligence change the trade mark system?
– Moderator: Manuel 
DESANTES, Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante
– Speakers:
  • Lee 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 Infringements 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: Eugenio TRIANA, Former Deputy Director General in DG Research, European Commission
– Speakers:
  • Ricard MARTINEZ, Data Protection Officer at the University of Valencia and Director of the University of Valencia-Microsoft´s Chair of Privacy and Digital Transformation
  • Andrés PEDREÑO, 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:
  • Josef 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
  • Pablo 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 CASADO, 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 Infringements of IP Rights, EUIPO
  • Alejandro ROCA, Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO/OMPI
  • 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 CASADO: Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office (2012-2018); Former Vice-President of the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (1994-2004); Former General Director of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office (2008-2012) (View CV)
Lee CURTIS: Partner and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney in HGF (Manchester) (View CV)
Jean-Marc DELTORN: Patent Examiner, EPO. (View CV)
Manuel DESANTES: Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante; Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office (2001-2018). (View CV)
Josef 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 Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg; Non-Resident Fellow, Stanford Law School CIS. (View CV)
Emmanuel GOUGÉ: 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)
Julián LOPEZ RICHARTAssociate Professor, Civil Law, University of Alicante. (View CV)
Aurelio LÓPEZ-TARRUELLA: Associate Professor, Private international law, University of Alicante; Of Counsel attorney at Baylos. (View CV)
Ricard 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)
Andrés PEDREÑO: Professor and former Rector, University of Alicante; President, 1 millionBot; President, AlicanTEC. (View CV)
Julio RAFFO:
Head, Innovation Economics Section, Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO/OMPI. (View CV)
Alejandro ROCA: Senior Director WIPO/OMPI. (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 SEVILLANO: 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 Infringements of IP Rights, EUIPO (View CV)
Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO: Head of Intellectual Property, Contents, Antipiracy and New Technologies at Telefonica (View CV)
Raquel XALABARDER: Professor of Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. (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@fidefundacion.es). Or Via the «Sign up» button below.
Price890€, including lunch and coffee. The members of the FIDE’s Academic Board and FIDE’s Business Advisory Council will have a 50% discount. 
Sponsors:
a. Universidad de Alicante
Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia de Tecnología
Facultad de Derecho
Area de Derecho internacional privado
 
b. Conselleria d’Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport de la Generalitat Valenciana
PROMETEO/2018/088 (Conselleria d’Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport de la Generalitat Valenciana) El mercado único digital para Europa. Aspectos de derecho privado.
 
c. Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte. Gobierno de España:
Proyecto DER2017-86393-R (MINECO/ FEDER/ UE) Herramientas jurídicas para favorecer el acceso a contenidos protegidos por derechos de propiedad Intelectual en el mercado único digital

d. Google

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

Media Partner:
  • Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch
Collaborators:
  • AlicanTEC
  • Asociación Internacional para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (AIPPI)
  • 4iP Council
  • DENAE
  • LES España-Portugal
To sign up, write us an email by clicking on the button below!
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