Biography

Eva (née Stanková) is reading for a DPhil at the EPSRC CDT in Cyber Security and Faculty of Law. Her DPhil thesis is devoted to the legal implications of artificial intelligence-driven systems' creativity for cyber security. Her doctoral research is supervised by Professor Justine Pila and it is financially supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Eva holds a Magister juris degree from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (a joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München, and the George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.). She served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Intellectual Property Law course and Regulation course at the Law Faculty, University of Oxford. Her professional experience spans tutoring for St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford; coordinating public policy making in the internal market at the Secretariat General of the European Commission in Brussels; and practising law in corporate, transactions and IP/IT legal teams.

Eva’s previous research includes legal and socio-legal topics such as the role of judges in the social and political context (Department of Politics and Sociology, Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague) and the philosophical and psychological aspects of free will and responsibility (Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague). At the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, Eva analysed the abuse of dominant position by refusal to grant a licence in the context of standard essential patents. Her current research interests cover inter-disciplinary issues of law and technology, namely artificial intelligence, cyber security, intellectual property and data protection.

Publications

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  • E Janecková, 'Human Inventorship in European Patent Law' (2021) The Cambridge Law Journal
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197321000507
    This article uses the advancements in artificial intelligence as the starting point for consideration of the role of human inventorship in European patent law. It argues that human inventorship is a necessary condition for the existence of an invention and inventive step, with the result that only products of human inventorship merit European patents. It identifies failings of European authorities to reflect this adequately in their approaches to determining patentability. Finally, it recommends recognising human inventorship as an implicit patentability requirement being an aspect of the statutory requirements for an invention and inventive step and extending applicant's disclosure duties correspondingly.

Journal Article (1)

E Janecková, 'Human Inventorship in European Patent Law' (2021) The Cambridge Law Journal
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197321000507
This article uses the advancements in artificial intelligence as the starting point for consideration of the role of human inventorship in European patent law. It argues that human inventorship is a necessary condition for the existence of an invention and inventive step, with the result that only products of human inventorship merit European patents. It identifies failings of European authorities to reflect this adequately in their approaches to determining patentability. Finally, it recommends recognising human inventorship as an implicit patentability requirement being an aspect of the statutory requirements for an invention and inventive step and extending applicant's disclosure duties correspondingly.

Research projects