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Artificial intelligence is no utopia – how to apply IP and data protection law

Taylor Wessing


Artificial intelligence (AI) offers innumerable possibilities and solutions for new business, facilitation of work and improvement of public administration. It is often seen as the panacea to inefficiency and lack of creativity, but there remain many questions on legal regulations. What happens if AI develops its own content? How does data protection law affect the implementation of machine learning and big data?

In the webinar, we will discuss these issues and provide an overview of the most important legal aspects concerning AI. We will take a closer look at the following topics:

  • Intellectual property created by AI
  • German and European patent law
  • GDPR requirements around AI
  • Data protection concepts for the practical implementation of AI


Jan Phillip Rektorschek
Salary Partner, Munich

Jan Phillip Rektorschek is a salary partner of Taylor Wessing’s patents, technology and life sciences practice in Munich. His work is concentrated on advising and representing international and national clients in court and out-of-court IP disputes. He focuses primarily on patent litigation in the fields of information technology, electronics, mechanics, industrial automation, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Drafting and negotiating licence and R&D agreements is a further focus of his practice.

He has extensive experience in enforcing patents during trade fairs and in defending against such enforcement. He also advises on IP-related issues in the robotics industry and with regard to ‘Industry 4.0’. He is a certified specialist lawyer for intellectual property, gives lectures in IP law at the Munich Business School, regularly publishes articles on current IP topics and is co-author of two IP litigation handbooks.

Thanos Rammos
Partner, Berlin

Thanos Rammos has worked as a lawyer for Taylor Wessing since 2011 and specialises in advising on IT and media law. He has an excellent track record in dealing with the legal aspects of copyright, competition, publishing, youth protection law and IT contract law. His special focus is on issues surrounding data protection legislation. He advises with a particular focus on tech companies in the life sciences and healthcare sectors.

As a result of his previous activities and various secondments in different industries, he has in-depth knowledge of the processes and needs of international companies. He provides project-oriented, hands-on counselling for start-ups and medium-sized businesses in national and international matters. He publishes regularly on a number of technology-oriented topics and regularly lectures on matters in the healthcare sector. He is also a certified data protection officer.


Thanos Rammos
Dr. Jan Phillip Rektorschek


21 May 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min