The Grand Forums of the Most Honorable Jurists Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Shall AI force to move away from the existing human-centric IP system? [Nov. 20]2018/11/13
Subject：Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Shall AI force to move away from the existing human-centric IP system?
Speaker: Jacques de Werra, professor and Vice-Rector of UNIGE
Chair: Jin Haijun, professor of RUC law school
Time: 15:00—17:00, November 20, 2018
Venue: Conference Room 602, Mingde Law Building
Jacques de Werra was born in 1970 and earned a doctorate at the University of Lausanne in 1997. He also holds a Master,s degree in Law (LLM) from Columbia University and was admitted to the bar in both Geneva and New York. He teaches, conducts research, publishes, and lectures in the areas of intellectual property, information technology and communication, and contract law. He launched a summer school dedicated to Internet law (Internet law summer school) and directs the summer school on intellectual property which has been organized in cooperation with WIPO since 2011. He became a professor at UNIGE in 2005, and was named Vice-Rector on 15 July 2015.
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) obviously raises many legal issues that are quite diverse and cover very different areas of the law. It is consequently no surprise that AI also impacts the system of intellectual property (IP). In its essence and in its core values, the IP system reflects the need to grant legal protection to human creativity. This human-centric paradigm of our existing IP system may however need to be revisited as a result of AI. The public lecture ambitions to discuss some of the legal issues in different areas of IP (including patent law, copyright law, trademark law and design law).
(Editor: ZHANG Wenke)