Interface of Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property
What you'll learn
- Basics of AI related technology and its protection under Intellectual Property Law.
- Ownership & Authorship of AI related inventions & work.
- Principles of liability for loss caused by AI and limitation of liability.
- The course is more helpful if the viewer has knowledge of basic principles of law.
The course is divided into 7 lectures and 6 chapters. The first chapter introduces the course by giving basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its popularisation in the 4th & 5th Industrial Revolution. It gives an overview of the types of AI i.e. weak AI & deep learning and what stage it interacts with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Chapters two to four discuss the scope of protection of AI technology under the Patent Law, Copyright Law & Trade Secret law. It also covers ownership and authorship of AI for AI related inventions or work. Moving forward, chapter five examines different aspects of infringement by AI & liability for losses caused by AI related technology, including autonomous vehicles. It also dwells upon the principles of limitation of liability by companies dealing in software and technology and the principle of creative commons. Lastly chapter six discusses the way forward in terms of utility provided by AI & dangers posed by AI.
The entire course interprets intellectual property law on a comparative basis and analysis the jurisdictions of the United States, European Union, United Kingdom & India.
Some interesting takeaways from the course are digital gaming and copyright protection to gaming software and self-driving vehicles and protection under trade secret law. Some new topics that have been touched upon are Patent trolling, open source license and copyleft licenses.
Who this course is for:
- Undergraduate & postgraduate students in law and young professionals working in the legal sphere.
- Professionals working as patent specialists or in the field of technology.
I am an advocate practicing civil, constitutional and commercial law for about two years in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and various tribunals in Delhi. Previously, while engaged with the premier law firm Khaitan & Co., Mumbai, I have practiced Intellectual Property Law in the Bombay High Court. In 2018, I was a scholar of the Intellectual Property Team at the International Bar Association (IBA) and got an opportunity to attend their Annual Conference in Rome. Carrying forward my interest in IPR, I have also co-authored a book titled 'The Patent Law Case Digest in India' in 2019.