"The Intersection Between AI and IP: Impact and Considerations" NetNite by Me. Jean Akl

Internet Society Lebanon Chapter has held its NetNite titled “The Intersection Between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property (IP): Impact and Considerations” presented by Me. Jean Akl, an ISOC Lebanon Chapter and Beirut Bar Association member, and former member of the Beirut Bar Association ICT committee.

The NetNite was quite informative and of added value in exploring the intersection between generative AI and IP. The presentation presented types of IP as well as their application under a generative AI loop, the legal implications, and recent lawsuits in that regard. And finally, went into exploring the future the existence and form IP might take in the future in the presence of generative AI.

أقام "مجتمع الانترنت" في لبنان ندوة ونقاش عن "تداخل الملكية الفكرية والذكاء الاصطناعي" قدمها المحامي جان عقل.

تم تقديم شرح و رؤية المحامي عقل عن الموضوع، حيث عرض التحديات والمستجدات الناشئة في ما يتعلق بالملكية الفكرية عندما يكون الذكاء الاصطناعي هو السبب او الوسيلة لابتكار عملا جديدا محميا" بقوانين الملكية الفكرية. وقد نوقشت فكرة في السياق تتعلق بمدى استمرارية الملكية الفكرية بمفهومها التقليدي في ظل تسارع وتطور الذكاء الاصطناعي وإذا ما كان الذكاء الاصطناعي سيُغني عن الملكية الفكرية أم سيكملها.

ISOC Lebanon Chapter events are open to the public for all ages and are free of charge, to instill knowledge sharing among the community and a collaborative environment.

For those who were not able to attend the following summary was provided:

A summary of : The Intersection of Innovation: Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence by Lawyer Jean Akl.

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

Intellectual property is defined under IP rules as works of art, inventions, designs, and symbols that are used in trade. It lists the four primary categories of intellectual property (IP)—patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets—and clarifies how these rights provide artists control over how their works are utilized.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In summary, artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to simulate cognitive processes such as learning and problem-solving. It is now impossible to ignore AI's explosive growth and the range of sectors in which it is applied.

Who Owns AI Creations? - The IP Conundrum

Examining the problem of intellectual property ownership in relation to AI inventions. This problem highlights the issue of whose intellectual property rights are involved when AI creates anything original, such a song, artwork, or invention. The intricacy of these issues and the ways in which the existing legal systems cannot adequately address them.

Types of IP and AI: A Breakdown

As an explanation of the ways in which various IP kinds engage with AI works. The patent system's uncertainty about AI inventorship, the copyright protection of AI-generated works, and the complexity of differentiating AI-generated trademarks, designs, and other intellectual property from derivative works are all problematic.

New Developments in Law

The fine line between works created by artificial intelligence and those created by humans has not yet been established by IP legislation or courts that hear matters involving intellectual property when it comes to determining who owns an IP-protected work.

AI and IP in The Future: Cooperation and Adaptation

The importance of cooperation is emphasized by the future of AI and IP. It implies that although. AI will be a potent instrument for creative and imaginative processes, humans will still be in charge of providing guidance and supervision. The title highlights the necessity of a well-rounded strategy that upholds the rights of creators and promotes innovation in the AI era. It's still up for debate whether AI will, in the long run, practically eliminate IP.


In conclusion, the transformative nature of AI and the necessity for IP law to adapt is an importance and there must be open discussions, international collaboration, and strking a balance between incentivzing innovation and protecting creators' rights.

broken image
broken image
broken image
broken image


broken image
broken image