Thursday 20 January

Patenting Artificial Intelligence: Overview of the legal provisions and practical example

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Start: Thursday 20 January 2022, 03:30 PM

End: Thursday 20 January 2022, 04:30 PM

Event Overview

The first part of the seminar will feature a presentation on the legal aspects of patenting AI and the current provisions contained in the EPO Guidelines. The second part will illustrate these principles on a concrete example issued from an applied field (industrial processes), with focus on those aspects which are particularly relevant in the context of AI.




Yasemin Türkeli, EPO

Yasemin Türkeli, EPO

Yasemin holds an MSc in computer engineering. She joined the EPO in 2003 and worked as an examiner in the fields of bioinformatics, business methods and payment systems. She currently works as an administrator in Directorate Procedural Support, mainly tasked with designing procedures, drafting work instructions and answering procedural questions. She passed the EQE in 2011. She is a member of an internal task force which proposes content for the sections of the Guidelines relevant for computer-implemented inventions.

Igor Dydenko, EPO

Igor Dydenko, EPO

Igor Dydenko, Team manager, EPO Berlin. Studied mechanical engineering in Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in medical imaging. Joined the EPO in 2003 and passed the EQE in 2008. He is a manager of a team of examiners in the medical diagnostic and automobile fields. He is an expert in computer-implemented inventions including artificial intelligence. Member of a task force inside the EPO for clarifying the legal practice and guidelines relating to CIIs, and has been involved in harmonisation efforts inside the EPO. Co-organised and contributed to various in-house and external training events and seminars, in particular related to CIIs and AI. CEIPI tutor 2012-2020.

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