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II International Congress on AI and IP: In search of a legal framework to foster Innovation in Europe


This year's congress will focus on a number of key aspects (authorship, ownership, eligibility for protection...) in the world of copyright as well as in the world of patents and trade secrets. In this field of technical innovation, an area of growing interest for AI will also be analysed in depth, namely the standard essential patents.




II International Congress on AI and IP: In search of a legal framework to foster Innovation in Europe
II INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON AI AND IP

In search of a legal framework to foster Innovation in Europe

October 22nd/23rd, Madrid, Spain.



A year has passed since the First Congress on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, and we have been able to see how some of the problems pointed out then are becoming more clear. The development of computer science, the sophistication of AI tools and algorithmic capacity, the accumulation of large amounts of data etc. are already creating tensions in the economic and technological world and therefore in the current legal framework. However, it is true that the legal community is reacting and there are numerous initiatives and studies to try to respond to this new reality. But... is the legal world reacting fast enough and in the right direction? Are we simply trying to adapt or should we seek a new legal framework more suitable to the massive arrival of hybridated and interconnected technologies?

This year's congress, which will take place on October 22nd and 23rd, and will be held at Fide, in Madrid, will focus on a number of key aspects (authorship, ownership, eligibility for protection...) in the world of copyright as well as in the world of patents and trade secrets. In this field of technical innovation, an area of growing interest for AI will also be analysed in depth, namely the standard essential patents.

Representatives from IP international organizations, academia, law practice and industry will have a chance to share with the audience their different points of views through six panels where most of the time will be devoted to discussion.

A repository of documents, studies, information and academic papers will be created for the participants, in order to allow them to continue with the study of the different issues that will be discussed in the congress.

In order to foster discussion and networking, the number of attendants is limited, and applications will be registered at a first come first served basis. The Congress will be fully run in English.
Programme
Day 1: Artificial Intelligence and authorship. Challenges for the copyright system
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

13:30-14:30: Networking lunch
14:30-14:45: Opening
14:45-15:15: Keynote Speech 1: Dr. Ulrike TILL, Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy, Office of the Director-General, WIPO
 
15:15-16:30: Round table 1: Artificial Intelligence and authorship. Challenges for the copyright system (I).
 
Panelists:
  • Ignacio GARROTE FERNANDEZ-DIEZ, Associate Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Member of Fide's Academic Council.
  • Jean-Frédéric GAULTIER, Partner at TALIENS, France
  • Dr. Andrés GUADAMUZ, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Ulrike TILL, Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy, Office of the Director-General, WIPO
  • Prof. Raquel XALABARDER, Chair of Intellectual Property and Dean of the School of Law & Political Science, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
ModeratorProf. Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alicante, Spain - Of Counsel in BAYLOS 




16:30-17:00: Coffee
 
17:00-18:15: Round table 2: Artificial Intelligence and authorship. Challenges for the copyright system (II).
 
Panelists:
  • Jean-Frédéric GAULTIER, Partner at TALIENS, France
  • Dr. Andrés GUADAMUZ, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Concepción Saiz, Associate Professor, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Dr. Ulrike TILL, Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy, Office of the Director-General, WIPO
  • Prof. Raquel XALABARDER, Chair of Intellectual Property and Dean of the School of Law & Political Science, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
 ModeratorAdriana MOSCOSO, General Director for Cultural Industries and Cooperation, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Spain
Day 2: Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations
Friday, October 23rd, 2020


Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations. Challenges for the patent and the trade secrets system
 
08:30-09:00: Networking breakfast
09:00-09:15: Opening
09:15-09:45: Keynote Speech 2: Prof. Matthias LEISTNER, Professor of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at LMU Munich
 
09:45-11:00: Round table 3: Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations. Challenges for the patent and the trade secrets system (I)
 
Panelists:
  • Thomas BURCHARDI, Senior Patent Attorney in Ericsson’s Patent Development
  • Dr. Alberto CASADO CERVIÑO, Of Counsel in BAYLOS, Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office, Former Vice-President of the Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), Former General Director of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office.
  • Prof. Anselm KAMPERMAN SANDERS, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management at Maastricht University.
  • Prof. Matthias LEISTNER, Professor of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at LMU Munich
  • Prof. Laurent MANDERIEUX, Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law and International and European Law, Member of the Directorate Board, Bocconi University LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology
  • Dr. Clara NEPPEL, Senior Director, IEEE European Business Operations – Former member of the European Patent Office
  • Girish SOMAWARPET, Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Alicante, Spain
  • Dr. Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO, Member of the Management Board acting as Chief Innovation Officer at ATSI Mobile Robotics
 ModeratorProf. Manuel DESANTES REAL, Professor of Law at the University of Alicante, Of Counsel in ELZABURU, Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office.

11.00-11.30: Coffee
 
11:30-13:00: Round table 4: Artificial Intelligence and technical innovations. Challenges for the patent and the trade secrets system (II).

Panelists:
  • Thomas BURCHARDI, Senior Patent Attorney in Ericsson’s Patent Development
  • Dr. Alberto CASADO CERVIÑO, Of Counsel in BAYLOS, Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office, Former Vice-President of the Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), Former General Director of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • Prof. Anselm KAMPERMAN SANDERS, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management at Maastricht University
  • Prof. Matthias LEISTNER, Professor of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at LMU Munich
  • Prof. Laurent MANDERIEUX, Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law and International and European Law, Member of the Directorate Board, Bocconi University LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology
  • Dr. Clara NEPPEL, Senior Director, IEEE European Business Operations – Former member of the European Patent Office
  • Girish SOMAWARPET, Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Alicante, Spain
  • Dr. Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO, Member of the Management Board acting as Chief Innovation Officer at ATSI Mobile Robotics
 ModeratorProf. Javier FERNANDEZ-LASQUETTY, Partner at ELZABURU. Member of Fide´s Academic Council.

13:00-14:00: Networking lunch



Artificial Intelligence and Technical Innovations. Challenge for the Future: Reinventing the Standard Essential Patents System?
 
14:00-14:30: Keynote Speech 3: Prof. Peter PICHT, Chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland - Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group and IP Group
 
14:30-16:00: Round table 5: Challenges for the Standard essential patents system (I)
 
Panelists:
  • Mattia FOGLIACCO, CEO, Sisvel Group.
  • Georg KREUZ, Chief IP Counsel for Europe, Huawei Technologies Co.
  • Prof. Peter PICHT, Chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland - Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group and IP Group
  • Dr. Nikolaus THUMM, Senior Fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, Spain – Former Chief Economist of the European Patent Office
  • Vicente ZAFRILLA, Ph.D. Fellow at the Max Planck Institut, Munich, Germany
 ModeratorProf. Heinz GODDAR, Boehmert & Boehmert, Hon. Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Director of the Global Institute of Intellectual Property, Delhi, India  

16:00-16:30: Coffee
 
16:30-18:00: Round table 6: Challenges for the Standard essential patents system (II)
 
Panelists:
  • Dr. Klaus BACHER, Deputy Presiding Judge, Patent Division, Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) of Germany
  • The Rt. Hon Lord Justice FLOYD, Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • Ángel GALGO PECO, President Section 28th, Audiencia Provincial de Madrid, Spain
  • Hon. Dr. Klaus GRABINSKI, Judge, Patent Division, Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) of Germany
  • Samuel GRANATA, Judge at the Court of Appeal of Antwerp, Belgium, and External Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office
  • Dr. Joo Sup KIM, Presiding Administrative Judge at the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, Korean Patent Office, Korea (Former Vice-President and Head of Licensing at LG Electronics)
  • Gabriella MUSCOLO, Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority, Italy
  • Marina TAVASSI, President of the Court of Appeal of Milan, Italy
 ModeratorProf. Mario FRANZOSI, Founding partner of Avvocati Associati Franzosi Dal Negro Setti. Visiting Professor of European Patent Law at the University of Washington  

18:00-18:15: Conclusions
Confirmed Speakers (Updated Feb. 25th)
  • Dr. Klaus BACHER, Deputy Presiding Judge, Patent Division, Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) of Germany (CV)
  • Thomas BURCHARDI, Senior Patent Attorney in Ericsson’s Patent Development (CV)
  • Dr. Alberto CASADO CERVIÑO, Of Counsel in BAYLOS, Spain - Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office, Former Vice-President of the Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), Former General Director of the Spanish Patent and Trade Mark Office. (CV)
  • Prof. Manuel DESANTES REAL, Professor of Law at the University of Alicante and Of Counsel in ELZABURU, Spain - Former Vice-President of the European Patent Office. Member of Fide's Academic Council. (CV)
  • Javier FERNANDEZ-LASQUETTY, Partner at ELZABURU, Spain. Member of Fide's Academic Council. (CV)
  • The Rt. Hon Lord Justice FLOYD, Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. (CV)
  • Mattia FLOGLIACCO, CEO, Sisvel. (CV)
  • Prof. Mario FRANZOSI, Founding partner of Avvocati Associati Franzosi Dal Negro Setti, Italy - Visiting Professor of European Patent Law at the University of Washington, United States. (CV)
  • Ángel GALGO PECO, President Section 28th, Audiencia Provincial de Madrid, Spain. (CV)
  • Ignacio GARROTE FERNANDEZ-DIEZ, Associate Professor of Civil Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Member of Fide's Academic Council. (CV)
  • Jean-Frédéric GAULTIER, Partner at TALIENS, France. (CV)
  • Prof. Heinz GODDAR, Boehmert & Boehmert, Hon. Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Director of the Global Institute of Intellectual Property, Delhi, India. (CV)
  • Samuel GRANATA, Judge at the Court of Appeal of Antwerp, Belgium, and External Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office. (CV)
  • Hon. Dr. Klaus GRABINSKI, Judge, Patent Division, Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) of Germany. (CV)
  • Dr. Andrés GUADAMUZ, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. (CV)
  • Prof. Anselm KAMPERMAN SANDERS, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Advanced Masters Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management at Maastricht University (CV)
  • Dr. Joo Sup KIM, Presiding Administrative Judge at the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board, Korean Patent Office, Korea (Former Vice-President and Head of Licensing at LG Electronics). (CV)
  • Georg KREUZ, Chief IP Counsel for Europe, Huawei Technologies Co., Germany. (CV)
  • Prof. Matthias LEISTNER, Professor of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law at LMU Munich, Germany. (CV)
  • Prof. Aurelio LOPEZ-TARRUELLA, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alicante, Spain - Of Counsel in BAYLOS. (CV)
  • Prof. Laurent MANDERIEUX, Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law and International and European Law, Member of the Directorate Board, Bocconi University. LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology. (CV)
  • Adriana MOSCOSO, Cultural Industries General Director, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Spain (CV)
  • Gabriella MUSCOLO, Commissioner at the Italian Competition Authority, Italy. (CV)
  • Dr. Clara NEPPEL, Senior Director, IEEE European Business Operations, Vienna, Austria – Former member of the European Patent Office. (CV)
  • Prof. Peter PICHT, Chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland - Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group and IP Group. (CV)
  • Concepción SAIZ, Associate Professor of Civil Law, University of Valencia. (CV)
  • Girish SOMAWARPET, PhD Fellow at the University of Alicante – Lawyer and engineer, India. (CV)
  • Marina TAVASSI, President of the Court of Appeal of Milan, Italy. (CV)
  • Dr. Ulrike TILL, Director of the Division of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Policy, Office of the Director General, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland. (CV)
  • Dr. Nikolaus THUMM, Senior Fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center, Spain – Former Chief Economist of the European Patent Office. (CV)
  • Luis Ignacio VICENTE DEL OLMO, Non-Executive Director and Return on Innovation of Counsel of ATSI Mobile Robotics, Spain. (CV)
  • Prof. Raquel XALABARDER, Chair of Intellectual Property and Dean of the School of Law & Political Science, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain. (CV)
  • Vicente ZAFRILLA, PhD Fellow at the Max Planck Institut, Munich, Germany (CV)

 
Director:
Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Partner at Elzaburu. 
Member of Fide's Academic Council.

 
Director:
Aurelio López-Tarruella, Lawyer "Of Counsel" BAYLOS, Professor Of Private International Law (University Of Alicante)

 
Coordinator:
Manuel Desantes, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante. 
Member of Fide's Academic Council.
• Date and place: The program will be held on October 22nd & 23rd at Fide (Calle Serrano, 26-4ºdcha Madrid Spain)
• Language: English.
• Price: Two full days: 760 euros/ First full day: 610 euros/ Second full day: 690 euros/ Second day morning: 610 euros/ Second day afternoon: 610 euros. All including lunch and coffee. The members of the FIDE’s Academic Board and FIDE’s Business Advisory Council will have a 50% discount.
• More information and Registration: Fide (+34914359239 or carmen.hermida@fidefundacion.es).
Fide • Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa • C/ Serrano 26 - 4°dcha • 28001 Madrid • 91 435 92 39 • fidefundacion@fidefundacion.es