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Manuel Desantes Real

Law, Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: an urgent and necessary dialogue

Social Sciences Conference Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 19:00 hours Madrid

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Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces. Calle Vitruvio, 5. 28006. Madrid.

Free asistance. Necessary previous online registration. Limited capacity. 

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Fundación Ramón Areces

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We are all aware that we are living in an era of profound exponential changes and that these changes have become structural and are no longer the result of an isolated revolution: we face a new era that is no longer digital but cognitive in which a myriad of technologies deeply disruptive, interconnected and hybridized - with artificial intelligence as a spearhead - are already questioning all our values ​​and all our decision-making mechanisms. The conference suggests the need and urgency to open channels for reflection and dialogue on whether or not to undertake a severe revision of the Law as a guarantor of social order and proposes some examples drawn from a sector called to be deeply transformed in the coming years: Intellectual Property. Each of the examples will be evaluated from four possible scenarios: stagnation, adaptation, disruption and reinvention.


Tuesday, 18 February

18:30 h.

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19:00 h.

Law, Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: an urgent and necessary dialogue

Manuel Desantes Real 
Catedrático de Derecho Internacional Privado en la Universidad de Alicante.

Manuel Desantes Real holds a Professor’s Chair at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alicante (Spain) since 1992. He has been Vice-President of the European Patent Office (Munich) from 2001 to 2008, Vice-Chancellor and Rector in acting of the University of Alicante from 1996 to 1998 and Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission between 1998 and 2001. In 1994 he founded the Magister Lvcentinvs (Master in Intellectual and Industrial Property) at the University of Alicante.

He is currently member Of Counsel at ELZABURU, Member of the Foundation Eisenhower, Member of the Board of the UNICEF Committee for the Valencian Community, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Provincial Council of Alicante ADDA and Member of the Advisory Council of the Alberto Elzaburu Foundation, amongst others. He has published seven books and more than one hundred research papers. 

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