Global interactive guide on computer-implemented inventions
September 16, 2020
Our global comparative piece examines the current state of the law on the patentability of CIIs across a number of key jurisdictions.
EU Prepares New AI and Data Strategy
February 18, 2020
The new European Commission is racing to deliver on President von der Leyen’s pledge to put forward legislation on AI, big data, and the New Digital Services Act. This article discusses the EC's response.
Who controls the works produced by artificial intelligence?
January 07, 2020
Seiko Hidaka and Will Garton discuss the role of Intellectual Property in a world where the machine is creating new and better things autonomously.
Vestager’s Digital Antitrust Blueprint
September 24, 2019
Effects of Commissioner Vestager’s unprecedented nomination to a second term as Competition Commissioner and dual mandate as Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age (Digital Commissioner).
UK Court decides that early-stage open source software projects can generate goodwill sufficient to protect the name of the project
July 09, 2019
A UK court has for the first time considered the English law concept of “goodwill” in relation to open source software projects and contributing developers.
OECD Recommendation and G20 ministerial Statement on Artificial Intelligence
July 04, 2019
This article summarizes the OECD Recommendation and the G20 Statement, discusses the OECD’s next steps, and offers our take on the implications of these and related initiatives.
European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence Publishes Artificial Intelligence Ethics Guidelines
April 11, 2019
The Guidelines are the first deliverable under the European Union (EU’s) April 2018 Communication on Artificial Intelligence for Europe.
European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence Publishes Draft Artificial Intelligence Ethics Guidelines
February 19, 2019
The EC’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence has published draft ethics guidelines on how to achieve trustworthy AI.
AI poses new ethics issues for companies
September 11, 2018
In a new report published by Bloomberg Law, Michael Sinclair comments on the emerging ethical-legal challenges around the deployment of AI.
Maximising the benefits of AI – supra-national considerations
May 02, 2018
A recent EC draft guidance document on a European approach to AI surveys the opportunities stemming from the use of AI for the European industry and the potential socio-economic impact of AI on EU citizens.