TIV Responds to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) International Call for Comment on their Draft Paper on Intellectual property and Artificial Intelligence

TIV comments on AI to WIPO

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 in relation to IP policy and AI.  Upon the publication’s in December of 2020, WIPO invited representatives of member states, academic, scientific and private organizations as part of the consultation process towards the release of a Revised Issues Paper. TIVs experts were one of 250 international participants who responded to the call of 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 component parts, including exploring issues of data as property, data privacy and data 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.