Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence – A literature review


The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, has recently published a technical report on intellectual property and artificial intelligence.

The official version of the report can be downloaded at the following link.


“Artificial intelligence has entered into the sphere of creativity and ingenuity. Recent headlines refer to paintings
produced by machines, music performed or composed by algorithms or drugs discovered by computer programs.
This paper discusses the possible implications of the development and adoption of this new technology in the
intellectual property framework and presents the opinions expressed by practitioners and legal scholars in
recent publications. The literature review, although not intended to be exhaustive, reveals a series of questions
that call for further reflection. These concern the protection of artificial intelligence by intellectual property, the
use of data to feed algorithms, the protection of the results generated by intelligent machines as well as the
relationship between ethical requirements of transparency and explainability and the interests of rights holders.”

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