CPD Live | Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

24 Sep 2020 - Thu / 1 day / 9:00am - 11:30am / CPD Live Webinar on Zoom

This CPD Live Webinar looks into the development and implication of artificial intelligence and intellectual property around the region.

Law Student: RM 0
Member: RM 20
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 20
Non-Member: RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 0
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 1
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Artificial intelligence (“AI”) refers generally to the broad science of mimicking human abilities. AI technology can today power self-driving car systems, manage our schedules or spot signs of certain diseases. The dynamic growth in the AI field is generating new legal challenges in areas of intellectual property law.

Existing laws were not built to address the issues created by AI’s rapid development. The preponderance of AI has raised intriguing issues such as whether AI may be considered an “author” and whether its creations qualify as “works” in the context of copyright laws. Should AI-generated works be entitled to the same protection as works of human origin?

Also, how, if at all, does AI impact trademark law? In addition, there are a large number of individuals that contribute to the process of creating, designing, developing and producing the AI systems themselves. In light of these circumstances, one of the pressing issues is who would have ownership in the intellectual property arising from these AI-generated inventions/works?

What are some of the legal issues to be considered when looking at entering into contracts in relation to AI technology?

Come join us for this CPD Live Webinar as international speakers share with us developments that are happening in their jurisdictions with regards to the impact AI is having on the field of intellectual property.


Adraea M Brown is assistant general counsel for trademarks at Harley-Davidson where she leads the company’s in-house trademark team and serves as Vice President of H-D USA, LLC — the owner of all Harley-Davidson trademarks. In her role, Adraea oversees the company’s 5,000+ global trademark portfolio, brand protection and enforcement, and trademark litigation. Adraea also provides legal support and counsel to the company’s multimillion-dollar licensing and strategic brand alliance programmes.

In her time at Harley-Davidson, Adraea was instrumental in helping the company obtain its largest-ever damages award against a single infringer in the amount of USD19.2 million. She also led the legal support of strategic licensing relationships with Tuscany Motor Company for Harley-Davidson-branded Ford pickup trucks and LEGO for a Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® toy motorcycle.

Adraea joined Harley-Davidson in 2015 as trademark corporate counsel and was promoted to senior trademark counsel in 2018 and to her current role in 2019. Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Adraea was an associate with the PLK Law Group, a boutique trademark and copyright law firm in Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Adraea is a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee Mentor 2.0 programme. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, Georgia.

Benjamin Gaw is a Director in the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups, as well as Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences (Corporate & Regulatory) at Drew & Napier. He is also a member of the firm’s TMT and Information Technology Practice Group and the Employment Practice Group.

Benjamin is an endorsed lawyer for information technology law by Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2021 Edition). He is recognised as a market-leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Asialaw. He is also recognised as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” for life sciences by Who’s Who Legal 2020. Chambers Asia-Pacific lists Benjamin as a recognised practitioner, while Asia Pacific Legal 500 recommends Benjamin in employment and notes: “‘True subject matter expert’ Benjamin Gaw is ‘practical and efficient, able to deliver timely and accurately pitched advice.’”

Benjamin regularly acts for and advises clients on a wide spectrum of mergers and acquisitions and other transactional and corporate and commercial matters. These matters include sale and purchases of companies and corporate assets, amalgamations, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, corporate restructuring as well as general commercial law.

In relation to technology and corporate intellectual property matters, Benjamin regularly advises on legal issues in the commercialisation and exploitation of intellectual property (“IP”) rights, such as research and development agreements, IP licensing and cross-licensing agreements, IP assignments, and also franchises and franchising businesses. Benjamin also regularly reviews software licensing agreements, IT procurement and related contracts, website terms of use, and other IT and technology contracts. He also advises on start-ups, early stage investments in technology companies, initial coin offerings (“ICO”) and other fintech matters.

As Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences (Corporate & Regulatory) practice at Drew & Napier, Benjamin advises on a full spectrum of matters involving the biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries. His experience includes reviewing and drafting clinical trial agreements, patient access programmes, research and development agreements, review of compliance policies, advising on regulatory and ethical concerns, including data and personal privacy concerns especially in the healthcare sector, product liability issues, and product recalls.

Benjamin’s practice also includes a strong emphasis on employment law, and he regularly advises clients on a range of employment issues arising from the course of an employment relationship, from hiring to talent development and retention, and exit management. These include preparing and reviewing the employment contracts and handbook templates, promotion letter templates, sponsorship agreements for its employees and termination agreements.

Steve Zhao is a partner at the Beijing office of Gen Law Firm. He is a top IP litigator in China with 16 years of experience. His expertise covers major and complex trademark administrative litigation and civil infringement disputes, internet and data industry-related, unfair competition litigation, copyright infringement litigation, IP-related arbitration and trade secret infringement litigation.

Steve Zhao is known for his creative and impactful ideas, and unparalleled oral advocacy skills. He is highly specialised in handling contentious and cutting-edge IP related matters that require groundbreaking and innovative solutions. He has provided creative and solid solutions in many cases involving judicial protection of various derivative rights and interests under IP and competition law in the field of online games, sport live broadcast, social media network, data scraping and innovations in virtual reality/augmented reality (“VR/AR”) and AI. Many of the cases he handled have been selected as examples by courts and state level administrative authorities.

Steve Zhao specialises in recovering trademarks stolen by hijackers through negotiation, administrative and judicial proceedings, and he has rich experience in dealing with trademark prosecution and portfolio management matters. He also represents clients in IP licensing and transactions to advance major business deals and public listings.

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