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Panel discussion on AI and IP

On Tuesday evening, Bristows hosted an IPSoc panel discussion on AI and IP.

We were lucky to have a dreamy panel consisting of:

  • Jacob Turner, barrister and author of “Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • Pierre Oliviere, Head of Futures Strategy at the UK Intellectual Property Office who spearheaded the latest IPO consultation seeking views on how AI should be dealt with when it comes to IP rights
  • Professor Ryan Abbott of the University of Surrey School of Law and better known for co-representing Dr. Thaler in the ongoing Dabus litigation
  • Anna Cook, Partner at Bristows in the area of technology and copyright related disputes, fellow of the Society of Computers and Law and Trustee of Full Fact (known for its AI work). 

Vic Rodriguez, Senior Associate at Bristows and one of the organisers of the event, kicked off the session by instructing generative text to image model Stable Diffusion to depict a room of lawyers in the style of Van Gogh.

The panellists then discussed the extent to which existing laws cater for technologies that make their own decisions along with data scraping/spidering, the relevant data mining exemptions in the UK/EU, copyright/database rights, the protectability/ownership of AI creations from a copyright and patent perspective and, finally, the well-known Dabus litigation. We share insights on some of these issues on our website.

Finally, if you want to learn more about developments in AI regulation and IP related issues, we highly recommend that you sign-up to the Bristows Tech Summit which is taking place on Thursday 24th November. Partner, Vik Khurana, and Senior Associate, Charlie Hawes, will look at strategic collaborations, data platforms and licensing deals, as well as the current regulatory landscape, focusing on practical considerations for those developing and leveraging AI. Please find the registration link here.


artificial intelligence, commercial and ip transactions, copyright, data protection and privacy, digital disruption, interactive entertainment, value in data, robotics