Francesca Mazzi and Anastasiia Kyrylenko spoke at the Second IP Researchers Europe Conference (IPRE), held in Geneva between 28th and 29th of June 2019. The conference, hold jointly by WIPO, WTO and the University of Geneva, brought together junior and senior researchers from across the Europe, to present their latest advancements. The event was also attended by participants of the WIPO Summer School and of the WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property.

During the first day, Francesca presented the topic of inventorship and entitlement in relation to Fourth Industrial Revolution Generated Inventions as part of the panel dedicated to research on intellectual property and artificial intelligence. After having introduced the topic of Fourth Industrial Revolution Generated Inventions and the potential challenges in relation to patent law, she specifically discussed the issues related to inventorship, analysing inter alia national approaches of eight EU and non-EU jurisdictions and the rationale of the requirement. She also referred to a publication on the topic by Dr. Noam Shemtov that she contributed to, which was recently published by the EPO (available here).

During the second day, Anastasiia spoke about methods of IP norm export, employed in the free trade agreements negotiated by the European Union. Using the Association Agreements with, respectively, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine as examples, she explained the attendees the difference between legal transposition techniques used to regulate commitments on civil, criminal, border and digital enforcement. Slides from the presentation are available following the link.

This event has allowed ESRs 6 and 10 to introduce the results of their research to a broader academic audience, engaging in constructive discussions.