In 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) drafted the “WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI),” a paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence. This document was part of a global mission of WIPO to establish a shared understanding of the main questions that warrant discussion concerning IP policy and AI. Upon publication in December 2020, WIPO invited representatives of member states and academic, scientific, and private organizations as part of the consultation process toward releasing a Revised Issues Paper.
TIVs experts were one of 250 international participants who responded to the call to action with their comments and analysis published by WIPO. In the response, TIV’s Vice President of Emerging Technologies and Intellectual Property, Dr. Mirjana Stankovic, and TIV’s IP Researcher, Nikola Neftenov, elaborated on the initial report’s suggestions, in addition to offering novel insights previously undiscussed. For example, TIV’s team expounded on the issue of patentability of AI inventorship, in addition to that of “Further Rights in Relation Data.” On this challenge, TIV deconstructed the issue into its components, including exploring data as property, data privacy, and ownership. Moreover, TIV delivered foresight on how the black-box problem of AI will exacerbate with increased technological advancements and offered pre-emptive measures to prepare for such.