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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Metaverse: Intellectual Property (IP) and standards and policies Training Course

This intense one-day event covers the concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, the policies and regulations that cover them, and the importance of intellectual property issues that arise from using them. It will bring you right up to date with the areas you need to know about to operate in today's world.

2 July 2024
+ 10 December 2024 »

from £499

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Course overview

In the midst of the 21st century, familiarity with the concepts of artificial intelligence, the metaverse and the principles around them should be commonplace for all companies.

This course not only explains what these are but also explains the intellectual property issues that arise from using AI and the Metaverse; and the principles that are driving AI standards, and the role of those standards in the development of policies and regulations. Also, all the areas you need to know about to operate in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world!

This course will ensure you are informed about the latest technological developments in AI and the Metaverse and how they work – which is an essential prerequisite to understanding the intellectual property issues that arise from their use – all of which this course covers.

The first half of the day delves into a detailed explanation of AI and the metaverse and the IP and other legal issues arising from them. The workshop session will take delegates through a practical scenario where they will negotiate an IP clause from a fact pattern involving these issues.

The second half of this day focusses on AI standards and approaches to policy and regulations. The expert trainer looks at the ever-growing number of organisations/working groups generating more standards, specifications etc. that you should be aware of. 

Attending this event also gives you the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters. 

This training course is part of our Commercial & Business Law Training Course collection which has been designed for the in-house lawyer.

Benefits of attending

By attending this course you will:

  • Explore the principles that are driving AI standards
  • Appreciate the role of the standards in the development of policies and regulations
  • Understand the latest developments in AI and the Metaverse
  • Get to grips with the intellectual property issues that arise from their use
  • Learn about the implications of using AI-generated content
  • Get up to date with the latest UK and EU AI legislation, regulation and case law
  • Consider the commercialisation of the Metaverse for your business

Who should attend?

This programme has been designed for all those needing to get up to date with this complex area and specifically for:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Patent, IP, trademarks or licensing counsel
  • Business development managers
  • Commercial managers and business executives
  • Compliance officers
  • Board directors

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The Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Metaverse: Intellectual Property (IP) and standards and policies course will cover:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Part 1

  • What is AI?
  • AI engines
  • How does AI work – types
  • How does AI work – techniques
  • AI technology
  • International debate
  • Legal implications of using AI to generate content
  • IP protection of AI-generated content
  • Patent example
  • Copyright example
  • AI and copyright
  • Using other’s IP to generate AI-generated content
  • Using AI to generate content
  • Practical tips – what to do

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Part 2

  • Concerns
  • UK AI legislation, regulation and case law
  • EU AI legislation and regulation
  • Legal issues in AI projects

The Metaverse

  • The Metaverse – evolution
  • What is the metaverse?
  • Commercialisation of the metaverse
  • Metaverse issues and possible solutions
  • Trade mark issues in the metaverse
  • Copyright issues in the metaverse
  • Patent issues in the metaverse
  • Other issues in the metaverse

Workshop: Use of AI and issues of IP rights flowing from this

  • A practical session negotiating an IP clause

The principles that are driving AI standards and approaches to policy and regulations

  • Trustworthy AI
  • Human-centred design
  • Safety and security
  • Interoperability and compatibility
  • Innovation and agility
  • Global collaboration
  • Transparency and inclusivity

An overview of the AI standards landscape

  • What are standards?
  • Different types of standards
  • The functions and benefits of standards
  • The main stages of standards development
  • Participating in standards development
  • The AI standards landscape – growth of standards organisations and standards
  • Motivations for standards in AI

An overview of the standards role in the development of policies and regulations

  • What are regulations?
  • How AI standards and regulations work together
  • Benefits of AI standards and regulations
  • Challenges and Considerations
  • What are corporate AI policies?
  • Key components of corporate AI policies
  • The relationship between corporate AI policies and standards
  • Benefits of implementing corporate AI policies

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Mark Weston
Sederby Consulting Limited

Mark Weston has run his own law firm, Weston Legal, since 1 January 2024. He is also a consultant at Hill Dickinson LLP where he joined in February 2016 as a partner and Head of its Commercial, TMT & IP Practice. Before that, he was a partner and Head of the Commercial/IP/IT Team at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP and before that, he spent several years at Baker & McKenzie in London and Chicago and has also previously been seconded to Hewlett Packard and other technology businesses. He changed role to become a consultant in Hill Dickinson’s London office in January 2024.

Expertise: Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and Tech issues. Mark is used as a ‘trusted adviser’ by many clients in all sorts of businesses and often acts as ‘private practice in-house counsel’ for many clients. He specialises in tech and internet businesses.

Clients: Just some of Mark’s more well-known clients include Elstree Film Studios, RTL Group S.A., Sykes Cottages, Retailcorp Brands LLC, The Gulf Marketing Group, Moneynetint Limited and the BBC.

Some detail: Mark has extensive experience in advising clients on all manner of commercial matters (such as business planning and solutions, franchising, distribution, agency and marketing) through branding and intellectual property exploitation and licensing, to advice and documentation regarding hardware and software issues (such as development, licensing, maintenance and distribution, SaaS and cloud, Internet transactional solutioning, B2B, B2C and B2G electronic commerce, S-commerce and M-Commerce, social media, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, IT policies, data protection (privacy), GDPR and freedom of information issues as well as artificial intelligence (AI)). He has a particular expertise in new digital business and revenue streams. He is also experienced in dealing with software disputes and IT litigation. The increasingly extensive media side of his practice relates primarily to publishing (both real world and digital content), to games and gaming platforms (and particularly transmedia technologies), advising companies about their advertising onscreen, online and in print and managing their public communications strategies generally (dealing with the CMA and ASA in the process) – and also a smattering of television, film and music exploitation. Recently he has been very active in AI advice.

More unusual: 

Mark has previously spent several months on secondment to Hewlett Packard and he has also been seconded to assist in the legal problems arising in new technology companies such as Symbian. From 2000 to 2001, Mark was resident in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie advising US clients on European and UK aspects of IT and electronic commerce law and practice.

Mark is the author of the Legal Practice Companion, a parallel text book used at several law schools, the editor of the IP and Media Law Companion as well as the rest of the Companion series of books published by Bloomsbury Professional, Tottels, Cavendish Publishing and Oxford University Press. He has noted numerous reports for the IT Law Reports and is widely published in Computing, Computers & Law, Computer Law & Security Report, IT Law Today, Intellectual Property World, Solicitors Journal and many other journals both online and offline. Mark has also authored articles syndicated in the national and trade press and is regularly quoted in national newspapers and is heard on radio as an expert in his fields. Mark is the author of the Business Names on the Internet chapter in the PLC Ecommerce Manual as well as numerous other articles on various Commercial & IT law topics.

Mark lectures regularly on all Commercial, IP and IT law topics, including at the IBC IT ‘Summer School’ Programme in Cambridge, England; the Falconbury and MBL two-day and three-day Commercial Contracts seminars (run several times a year) and IT Contracts seminars (run three times a year) in London; and he has previously lectured at the Annual On-line & Internet Commerce Law Institute seminar in Chicago and tutored at University College London.  He also runs a programme of bespoke training schemes on commercial law, IP law, IT law, AI law and data law as well as soft skills programmes such as negotiation skills and presentation skills.

Finally, you may have seen that Mark likes blogging and writing books, which are available at all good bookshops! He also appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator, as well as trying to avoid the huge quantity of pink powder the TV make-up girls want to apply to his increasingly receding hairline.

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Henry Rivero

Henry Rivero, founder of Riveroconsult has 20+ years extensive experience in the TV & digital media industries having worked within the publisher and technology provider spaces. 

Across his senior leadership roles at RTL Group, Clypd, HbbTV Association and as a Consultant working within commercial, standards, strategy, technology and M&A initiatives with major media groups, broadcasters and technology providers, he has gained valuable insight into the majority of major media organisations as well as the technology players that help them deliver on the promise of Advanced TV in all its various forms.

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2 July 2024

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10 December 2024

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