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4iP News: JIPITEC selects two 4iP Council papers for its 10 year edition, just published

'A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms' and 'Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles: Setting a Mantra for Artificial Intelligence Nirvana?', papers commissioned by 4iP Council, appear in the latest issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC).

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Categories: Artificial intelligence and data, Digital platforms, European Commission, FRAND

Research: The examination of computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence inventions

by Jean-Marc Deltorn, Andrew Thean, Markus Volkmer

The examination of computer implemented inventions and artificial intelligence inventions

Computer-implemented inventions and applications of artificial intelligence have become an important part of the current innovation landscape. This trend is demonstrated by a significant increase in patents filings in a variety of technical areas, from self-driving vehicles to applications supporting the fourth industrial revolution. The EPO, as the patent granting authority for the contracting states to the EPC, has developed, over time and in line with the case law of the Boards of Appeal, a stable practice regarding the patentability of computer-implemented inventions. This practice now also applies to applications in the field of artificial intelligence, where it offers a stable platform on which applicants and practitioners can secure patent protection for AI inventions at the EPO, with predictable outcomes. This paper provides guidance about the patentability of artificial intelligence at the EPO.

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Categories: Artificial intelligence and data, Patent System and Patent Quality

Research: What is artificial intelligence and why does it matter for Copyright

by Anastasiya Kiseleva, LL.M. student at Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany.

What is artificial intelligence and why does it matter for Copyright

The main purpose of this article is to show the importance of understanding of nature and features of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to be able to effectively address legal issues posed by AI in the copyright area.

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Categories: Artificial intelligence and data, IP Enforcement

Research: Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

by Dr Björn Lundqvist, Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University

Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

This summary attempts to identify which legal systems are applicable when data is obtained from devices, sent to other devices, and/or distributed to the Cloud, and, ultimately, when it is reused. The author specifically focuses on the application of competition law vis-à-vis the firms included in the standardisation of the Digital Economy. The author’s full paper on this topic can be found on the SSRN website.

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Categories: Artificial intelligence and data, Digital platforms, IP and Competition Law

Research: Summary - Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles

by Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero. IP Researcher and Consultant

Summary - Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles

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Categories: Artificial intelligence and data, Digital Single Market