On 13 December 2019, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (“WIPO“) launched a wide-ranging public consultation process which focuses on the interplay between Artificial Intelligence (“AI“) and intellectual property policy.  Specifically, WIPO are calling for comments from all interested parties on its draft issues paper, which seeks to correctly identify and formulate a shared understanding of the main issues which the rise of AI poses for intellectual property policymakers.

This consultation is the latest in a series of steps taken by WIPO to further understand the ongoing interaction of AI with the intellectual property system.

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