Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: An Economic Perspective

35 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2024

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Alexander Cuntz

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Carsten Fink

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Hansueli Stamm

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE)

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Abstract

The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has profound implications for intellectual property (IP) frameworks. While much of the discussion so far has focused on the legal implications, we focus on the economic dimension. We dissect AI's role as both a facilitator and disruptor of innovation and creativity. Recalling economic principles and reviewing relevant literature, we explore the evolving landscape of AI innovation incentives and the challenges it poses to existing IP frameworks. From patentability dilemmas to copyright conundrums, we find that there is a delicate balance between fostering innovation and safeguarding societal interests amidst rapid technological progress. We also point to areas where future economic research could offer valuable insights to policymakers.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Patents, Copyright

Suggested Citation

Cuntz, Alexander and Fink, Carsten and Stamm, Hansueli, Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: An Economic Perspective. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4858320 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4858320

Alexander Cuntz

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( email )

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Carsten Fink (Contact Author)

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Hansueli Stamm

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE) ( email )

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