Fourth Industrial Revolution and European Intellectual Property Law

Tomorrow I will present “Fourth Industrial Revolution and European Intellectual Property Law” at the international conference Intellectual Rights: Challenges of the 21st Century, Tomsk State University 9-13 November 2021.

Information on the conference can be found here. The event will be streamed live both in English and in Russian here.

My talk will deal with:

•Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

•IP issues in the 4IR

•Data ownership v sustainability

•Focus on sui generis right AKA database right

•Can we regulation of database rights help open up data thus achieving the sustainable development goals?

•Interpretation of current rules

•Policy considerations (‘de lege ferenda’)

Published by guidonld

I am Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Privacy Law at the University of Stirling, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where I lead the Media Law and Information Technology Law courses. I am an expert in the legal issues of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and blockchain. Holder of a PhD (Unipa), a postdoc (QMUL), and an HEA Fellowship, I have a strong publication and bidding record and my works on Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Information Technology Law, Consumer Protection, and Human Rights have been cited by the EU Court of Justice’s Advocate General, the House of Lords, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. Outside of the University of Stirling, I am Director of ‘Ital-IoT’ Centre of Multidisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things, Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata, Fellow of the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Fellow of NINSO Northumbria Internet & Society Research Group, and I serve on the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, the oldest and largest society of law academics in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Most of my publications can be downloaded for free on SSRN, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and LawArXiv.

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