Voice your opinion – Public consultation on AI and IP

Comments on a draft issues paper on AI and IP by WIPO may be submitted by February 14, 2020.

Public consultation is currently open for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s draft issues paper concerning the impact of artificial intelligence (Al) on intellectual property (IP) policy that might form the basis of future structured discussions.

The public consultation process invites feedback on the draft issues paper designed to help define the most-pressing questions likely to face IP policy makers as AI increases in importance.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments and suggestions on WIPO’s development of the list of issues, and comments on any aspect of the IP system that is impacted by AI are welcomed.

Beginning December 13, 2019, the publication of the issues paper with a call for comments from the widest-possible global audience is the latest step in WIPO’s response to the ongoing interaction of AI with the IP system, including the use of AI applications in IP administration.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly driving important developments in technology and business. It is being employed across a range of industries, from telecommunications to autonomous vehicles.

Increasing stores of big data and advances in affordable high computing power are fueling AI’s growth. AI has a significant impact on the creation, production and distribution of economic and cultural goods and services. Since one of the main aims of the IP system is to stimulate innovation and creativity in the economic and cultural systems, AI intersects with IP in a number of ways.

Submissions on this new draft issues paper are invited through February 14, 2020. Following the submission of comments, a revised issues paper will be prepared. All submissions will be posted on the WIPO website.