The diffusion of AI, 3D Print, IoT and Big Data is, to a large degree, global, whereas they become basic building blocks for numerous economic activities. For example, the finance, retail, healthcare and agriculture sectors are increasingly relying on AI tech as their means of production, distribution, marketing and R&D.
Since it is a global phenomenon, WIPO is both committed and well positioned to map current IP legal regimes, to inform SMEs, while bearing in mind that it is up to member states to decide on policy questions and aspects related to the multilateral dimensions.
Because of capabilities to adapt to changes faster, SMEs serve as a laboratory to examine IP aspects raised by AI including issues related to IP entitlements, liability for IP infringement and the applicability of Exceptions and Limitations.
Main observations and challenges to be discussed during the webinar are:
- The Big Data IP dimension;
- Blend of IPRs;
- Jurisdictional Gaps; and more.
Moreover, in order to provide effective IP capacity building to SMEs, WIPO is committed to identify the impact of emerging technologies on SMEs and the role intellectual property has in this context, and during the session WIPO experts will present the first project on “The Impact of Emerging Groundbreaking Technologies on SMEs and the Role of IP”.
The task goal of this project is to map the current legal regimes, to inform SMEs, including about the open questions and challenges raised by new technologies.
Relator: Mr. Napolitano | Mr. Pessach | Ms. KachaganovaDeputy-Director, Transition and Developed Countries Department | Director, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division | Consultant, SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division | WIPO
Mr. Giovanni Napolitano graduated in economics in 1985 and received his Master’s Degree in Science and Technology Policy from the Science Policy Research Unit (University of Sussex, UK) in 1987. After 7 years spent at the Italian National Research Council working on science policy matters, he joined the Italian Competition Authority in 1994. He worked there in different capacities, first handling investigations in the communications, transport and pharmaceutical sectors and then holding managerial positions as director of the Authority’s Secretariat and of the International Affairs Department. In November 2010, he joined the Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Division of the WIPO (United Nations) where he works on policy issues concerning the IP/Competition interface. Between 2015 and 2017, he was Acting Director of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Support Division (SESD). Since June 2018, he is Deputy-Director of the Transition and Developed Countries Department (TDC). Mr. Guy Pessach is the Director of the SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division (SESD) at WIPO. Prior to joining WIPO, Guy was (now on leave of absence) a Law Professor at the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Intellectual Property, Law & Technology and the Creative Industries. Guy was a Fulbright Scholar, Residential Fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School; a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, City University Hong Kong, UBC and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law School and also an Erasmus Mundus, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Law, Society and Pop Culture, University of Westminster. Prior to his academic career, Guy clerked for Justice Zamir at the Israeli Supreme Court and has worked at the Economic Department of the Israeli State Attorney's Office; The Israeli Antitrust Authority; the Bank of Israel and Private Practice. Ms. Kasiet Kachaganova is a consultant at SMEs and Entrepreneurship Support Division (SESD) - WIPO, especially focusing on the project on new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and their IP implications on SMEs. Prior to joining WIPO Kasiet was a leading specialist at the department of strategic planning and development at the State Service of Intellectual Property and Innovation under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzpatent). In 2015 graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Investments, and received her Master’s Degree in Economics from the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).