AI and IP: the way forward for Australia?

21 October 2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Technology for an Open Society Research Group at Macquarie Law School, the Australian Digital Alliance, and the Australian Society for Computers & Law are pleased to co-host a collaborative webinar to explore professional, industry and academic perspectives on intellectual property (IP) protection for artificial intelligence (AI) products and processes.

AI technologies are increasingly being applied across different sectors and industries and, arguably, have the potential to autonomously generate inventions and artistic creations. Recently, the Federal Court of Australia allowed the listing of an AI-generated module, ‘DABUS’, as the inventor on a patent application. While the Australian government has been actively involved in promoting AI innovation, there has been limited policy discussion on how IP laws apply to AI-generated outputs and whether IP protection is appropriate in promoting AI innovation.

A variety of nations, including the United Kingdom, are seeking to identify gaps in the current IP law framework and develop appropriate laws and policies. The goal of this webinar is to stimulate policy discussion on whether current Australian IP laws are suitable in the age of AI, and consider the role of courts and law makers in refining IP law to address the challenges posed by this new and evolving technology.

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Event contact

Niloufer Selvadurai