|Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
4pm - 5pm - Eastern Australian Time
6pm - 7pm - New Zealand Standard Time
||Complimentary 100 places LESANZ & GABC members have priority
Dr Robert Harrison, Joint Managing Partner at Sonnenberg Harrison Partnership, EU Patent & TM Attorney and IP Law specialist, Munich - Germany
Bronwyn Furse, Partner - Thomson Geer - Adelaide
Dr Rob Harrison will cover:
- What do we understand by intellectual property in artificial intelligence?
- What rights are there in data used by machine learning in AI?
- How can data be protected by contracts?
- How to obtain the rights to use data in creating innovation in AI?
- Is it possible to patent inventions in AI?
- What impact will new advice from European and US Patent Offices have on the approach to examining patent applications?
- Who owns inventions made with data supplied from other sources?
- How can innovations in artificial intelligence be sold or licensed for use
Dr. Harrison’s contribution was supported in part by the European IPR Helpdesk (www.iprhelpdesk.eu)
Robert Harrison is an experienced business executive
with almost 30 years experience in advising clients at the interface of
technology management, business development and intellectual property.
His focus is on developing intellectual property portfolios and
commercialisation strategies for start-ups and small and medium-sized
businesses, particularly in the field of semiconductors, electronics,
biophysics and software. He has advised investors on legal aspect of
intellectual property and its value as well as on third party
Rob started his career as a Patent Examiner after
completing a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from Sheffield University
and graduating with a B.A. Hons in Physics from Oxford University, UK.
He completed his legal studies whilst working for IBM Germany before
moving to W.L.Gore & Associates where he managed the developments of
an IP portfolio for the European subsidiaries, as well as supporting
their consumer brands.
He has lectured extensively on the business aspects
of intellectual property, licence programmes and valuation methodologies
and is a regular contributor to the IP Finance blog as well as training
materials fro the European Commission. His particular interests lie in
commercialising technology developed in research institutes and
He is a Board Member of the German Australian Business Council (www.gabc.eu) and actively involved in promoting business links between Australia and Germany.
Bronwyn Furse will cover:
- Data protection in AU/NZ
- How is ownership of datasets assessed
- How to use contracts to control ownership and exploitation of datasets and AI systems
Bronwyn Furse is a Partner at
Thomson Geer with specialist expertise in the areas of intellectual
property, privacy, regulatory and competition and consumer law.
Her practice traverses public and private industry sectors
including automotive, higher education, health, manufacturing, medical
devices, energy and resources, government, financial services and
ecommerce, from start ups through to multinational groups.
Bronwyn is well known for her specialist expertise in privacy law and
data protection and commercialisation. She has a particular interest
and depth of expertise in privacy issues arising from data sharing and
transfer, analytics and commercialisation, as
well as behavioural advertising, electronic marketing and surveillance.
1 CPD/CLE Point