Sixth session of the WIPO Conversation “Frontier technologies – AI Inventions”, will take place on September 21 and 22, 2022.
AI is becoming a general purpose technology that has the potential to not only open a new field of science but to dramatically change all aspects of our lifes and our economy, transforming our business models and opening the path to new ways of innovating and creating. Ensuring that our existing IP systems continue to foster innovation in this exciting new era is going to be key for everyone, everywhere to benefit from the potential for economic growth.
However, AI inventions present the current patent system with a number of challenges. In order to provide better protection and embrace the full value of patents it is necessary to have timely, transparent and accessible standards for patent granting that market players can fully rely on. To harness the economic potential of AI it will be important to understand the uncertainties faced by innovators and for IP Offices to consider how to best support AI innovation.
What are the market trends and how do these translate in terms of patent applications? How autonomous is AI actually, what role does it play either as part of the inventive process or as part of an invention? What questions does this raise for the IP system? And how are IP Offices supporting AI inventors?
The Sixth Session of the WIPO Conversation taking place on September 21-22, 2022 will connect the views and stories from innovators and IP professionals to what is happening in the IP Offices around the world and will aim at sharing information and building awareness around patent examination practices, tools and guidelines for AI inventions.
See the program of an event and register here.