Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

WIPO is leading a Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) bringing together Member States and other stakeholders to discuss the impact of Al on IP, with a view to collectively formulating the questions that policymakers need to ask.

On December 13, 2019 the WIPO Secretariat published a draft issues paper to provide the basis for a shared understanding of the main questions that need to be discussed or addressed in relation to IP policy and AI.

More than 250 submissions were received from the widest possible global audience, which were taken into account in the Revised Issues Paper, published on May 29, 2020.

Overview and next steps in the process

A second session of the WIPO Conversation on IP and AI will take place by way of a virtual meeting on July 7-9, 2020, daily from 13:00 to 15:00 CET. The Provisional Agenda is based on the Revised Issues Paper.  The meeting is open to all interested parties, please register.

Registrants are invited by June 23, 2020 to indicate to if they wish to make intervention setting out, with reference to the Provisional Agenda, the day (or days) and issue (or issues) on which they wish to speak and, where possible to share their interventions in writing so that the WIPO Secretariat can provide these in advance to the interpreters.

Details of the virtual meeting platform will be published closer to the meeting date. Further information regarding the structure of the meeting are set out in the Procedures.

Date Event/Activity
May 23 to 25, 2018 Meeting of IP offices on ICT Strategies and AI for IP Administration
January 31, 2019 Publication of WIPO Technology Trends: Artificial Intelligence
September 27, 2019 WIPO Conversation on IP and AI: First Session
December 13, 2019 Publication of Draft Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI 
February 14, 2020 Deadline for comments on the draft issues paper: Comments
May 29, 2020 Publication of Revised Issues Paper on IP Policy and AI
July 7-9, 2020 (virtual) WIPO Conversation on IP and AI: Second Session

Database of submissions

More than 250 submissions were received from the widest possible global audience.

Note: These documents are posted online in the form and in the languages in which they are received. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the World Intellectual Property Organization or its member states.

AI and IP strategy clearing house

AI has become a strategic capability for many governments across the globe. Strategies for the development of AI capacity and AI regulatory measures are being adopted with increasing frequency. WIPO has begun to collate the main government instruments of relevance to AI and IP with the aid of the Member states.

Member states

  • Australia PDF, Australia
  • Austria PDF, Austria
  • Bahrain PDF, Bahrain
  • Belgium PDF, Belgium
  • Brazil PDF, Brazil
  • Brunei PDF, Brunei
  • Bulgaria PDF, Bulgaria
  • Burundi PDF, Burundi (in French)
  • Chile PDF, Chile(in Spanish)
  • China PDF, China (in Chinese)
  • Croatia PDF, Croatia
  • Czech Republic PDF, Czech Republic
  • Estonia PDF, Estonia
  • Germany PDF, Germany
  • Greece PDF, Greece
  • Italy PDF, Italy
  • Japan PDF, Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan PDF, Kyrgyztan(in Russian)
  • Mexico PDF, Mexico (in Spanish)
  • Morocco PDF, Morocco (in French)
  • Netherlands PDF, Netherlands
  • Pakistan PDF, Pakistan
  • Poland PDF, Poland
  • Republic of Korea PDF, Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation PDF, Russian Federation (in Russian)
  • Sao Tome and Principé PDF, Sao Tome and Principé(in French)
  • Serbia PDF, Serbia
  • Singapore PDF, Singapore
  • Slovakia PDF, Slovakia
  • Slovenia PDF, Slovenia
  • Spain PDF, Slovakia (in Spanish)
  • Switzerland PDF, Switzerland
  • Thailand PDF, Thailand
  • Ukraine PDF, Ukraine (in Russian)
  • United Kingdom PDF, United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan (in Russian) PDF, Uzbekistan
  • Viet Nam PDF, Viet Nam
A database of the information provided and links to the various resources will be published shortly and updated on a regular basis.

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