28-02-2020 | 10:00 - 11:00

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already capable of creating literary, artistic and musical works as well as technical inventions. As machines have quickly learned to mimic human creativity and inventiveness, the intellectual property (IP) world has entered into AI-driven unchartered territory. Are and should AI-created works and inventions be protected by copyright and patents? How do we answer the question of authorship, inventorship and ownership? The webinar will then shift to the questions of whether and to what extent the use of data fed into the system, for example to train the algorithms, may amount to copyright or patent infringement, or may in certain circumstances be exempted under fair use, fair dealing, private use or similar doctrines. Possible legal regimes dealing with machine produced works and inventions which are alternatives to copyright and patent protection, including public domain scenarios and sui generis systems, will be examined.

Registration deadline: 27/02/2020

Topics learned during this webinar?

  • Copyrightability and patentability of AI-produced works and inventions under US, EU and JP law
  • Reliability of fair use and private use exceptions when it comes to training AI which is capable of creating and inventing under US, EU and JP law
  • Feasibility of new copyright and patent regimes protecting AI-created output


  • Introduction
  • Expert's presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker:  Enrico Bonadio is Senior Lecturer in IP law at City, University of London
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office
Moderator: Luca Escoffier is a Project Manager of the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

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