In January 2022, a team from the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) submitted a response to the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (IPO) consultation ‘Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: copyright and patents’. The OIPRC team assessed how far copyright and patents should protect inventions and creative works which are made by AI, as well as how it may become easier to use copyright-protected material to develop AI. The project was led by Dr Van Anh Le and Katarina Foss-Solbrekk, assisted by graduate researchers Caoimhe Ring, Li Liu, Eva Janečková and Anupriya Dhonchak.
This consultation follows the IPO’s Call for Views on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IP from 2020. An OIPRC team comprising Professor Dev Gangjee, Marie White, Katarina Foss-Solbrekk, Alexandra Mogyoros and Katharina Behrend also submitted a response to this Call for Views.