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Artificial intelligence and intellectual property: an interview with Francis Gurry

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry shares his views on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for intellectual property (IP) law and policy and its use in the administration of IP systems around the world.

Photo: Courtesy of Hanson Robotics

Bringing AI to life

David Hanson, maker of Sophia the Robot and CEO and Founder of Hanson Robotics, shares his vision of a future built around super intelligence.

Photo: Artem_Egorov / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Pat-INFORMED: a new tool for drug procurement

WIPO and the international pharmaceutical industry join ranks to launch the Pat-INFORMED database making it easier for drug procurement agencies to determine the patent status of medicines in different countries.

Photo: M4OS Photos / Alamy Stock Photo

Intellectual property and e-commerce: Alibaba’s perspective

Since it began operating in 1999, Alibaba has become a leading e-commerce player and is at the forefront of efforts to shape China’s e-commerce landscape. Its pioneering approach to tackling online trade in counterfeit goods has become a reference for other online platforms.

Photo: Courtesy of Professor Joana d’Arc Félix de Sousa

Transforming young lives in Brazil with science education and innovation

Professor Joana d’ Arc Félix de Sousa is an award-winning Brazilian academic and inventor. Her pioneering work in encouraging socially-vulnerable teenagers in Brazil to engage in innovation and creativity has won her national acclaim.


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.