AI and IP Policy: The WIPO Conversation

WIPO held the First Session of the WIPO Conversation in September 2019 to discuss the impact of Al on IP policy, with a view to collectively formulating the questions that policymakers need to ask.

In December 2019, WIPO published a draft Issues Paper on IP policy and Al, and started a public consultation process inviting feedback to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as Al increases in importance. Over 250 submissions were received in the consultation process.

In May 2020, a revised Issues Paper on IP policy and Al was published taking into account the submissions received.

A Second Session of the WIPO Conversation took place in July 2020 discussing some of the issues set out in the Revised Paper. Over 2,000 people from 130 countries, including representatives of Member States, academic, scientific and private organizations joined the meeting in a virtual format. WIPO held the Third Session of the Conversation on November 4, 2020, in a virtual format with more than 1,500 registered participants from 133 countries.

Registration for the Fourth Session of the WIPO Conversation on September 22 and 23, 2021 on “Data – Beyond AI in a Fully Interconnected World” is now open. 

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Events to date

Date Event/Activity
May 23 to 25, 2018 Meeting of IP offices on ICT Strategies and AI for IP Administration
January 31, 2019 Publication of WIPO Technology Trends: Artificial Intelligence
September 27, 2019 WIPO Conversation: First Session
December 13, 2019 Publication of Draft Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI 
May 29, 2020 Publication of Revised Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI
July 7-9, 2020 WIPO Conversation: Second Session
November 4, 2020

WIPO Conversation: Third Session

Submissions received on the draft issues paper on IP Policy and AI

More than 250 submissions were received in response to the draft Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI from the widest possible global audience. Issues numbers in this database refer to the issue numbers in the draft Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI.

Note: These documents are posted online in the form and in the languages in which they are received. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the World Intellectual Property Organization or its Member States.

Interventions to the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI: Second Session and Third Sessions

Almost 100 written submissions were received in response to the issues addressed in the agenda of the second and third sessions of the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI

They are available in searchable format and linked to the video recording of the meetings. Issues numbers in this database refer to the issue numbers in the revised Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI.

Note: These documents are posted online in the form and in the languages in which they are received. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the World Intellectual Property Organization or its member states.

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