International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Intellectual Property – Connecting the Bits



Time Zone

11/06/2019 - 15/07/2019

Target Audience

Target Audience

Academic researchers of patents & copyrights,
Legal advisors,
Corporate R&D VPs
IP lawyers,
Patent lawyers,
Developers of efficient & cost-effective data processing solutions,
Technology advisors,


Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Machine Learning
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), 2 Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv

About the Event

How does the AI & Big Data technologies, are challenging  the world of law and intellectual property?

Emerging technologies such as Big Data and AI are rapidly developing and expected to influence our lives dramatically. The purpose of the conference is to bringing together regulators, academia, legal professionals and industries to discuss the new regulatory and legal challenges, in the field of IP, generated by emerging technologies. The conference is co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Israeli Patent Office and Israel's Innovation Authority.


08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome addresses

Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva
Mr. Ofir Alon, Director of the Israel Patent Office (ILPO)
Mr. Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority

09:20 - 09:40

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

09:40 - 10:00

Kenote Speaker - Mr. Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

10:00 - 10:45

Topic 1: The Value Chain of AI Related Technologies, products and Services

Moderator: Ms. Anya Eldan, VP and Head of Startup Division, Israel Innovation Authority

  • Dr. Doron Behar, CEO and Founder, Igentify Ltd.
  • Mr. Eyal Toledano, CTO and Co-founder, Zebra Medical Vision Ltd
  • Mr. David Harel, CEO, CytoReason
10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00

Topic 2: AI and Regulation – The Broader Picture

Moderator: Mr. Sagi Dagan, VP and Head of the Growth Division, Israel Innovation Authority

  • Adv. Zafrir Neuman, Chief Legal Counsel, Israel Innovation Authority
  • Mr. Carl Schonander, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Software Information Industry Association, Washington D.C., United States
  • Adv. Erez Kaminitz, Deputy Attorney General, the Israeli Ministry of Justice, Name tbc, representative from Israel
12:00 - 13:00

Topic 3: Applications of AI - New Business and IP Strategies

Moderator: Adv. Roy S. Melzer, Head of Software, Information Sys. Department, Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer Attorneys at Law of Ehrlich Group

  • Dr. Omri Rachum-Twaig Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co.
  • Mr. Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey, U.K.
  • Adv. Eran Bareket, Gilat Bareket & Co
  • Sharon Hausdorff , VP and Chief Patent Counsel (Teva Pharmaceuticals)
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Topic 4: Big Data – IP Related Aspects

Moderator: Adv. Asa Kling, Chair of IP Practice, Naschitz Brandes Amir & Co.

  • Professor Dinusha Mendis, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Michal Shur-Ofry - Hebrew University
  • Dr. Ofer Tur-Sinai, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel.
  • Ms. Einav Zilber, Patent Attorney & Advocate IP Law, Patents Management
15:00 - 15:45

Topic 5 - The Implications of AI on IPO’s – Substantial and Administrative Dimensions

Moderator: Mr, Gerard Owens, Country coordinator for the Israel Patent Office, EPO
Prof. Tal Zarsky, Vice Dean, University of Haifa, Faculty of law

  • Mr. Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey, School of Law
  • Mr. Uri Coppenhagen Head of Research & Analytics ILPO
  • Mr. Dmitry Zolkin, Head of the division for the design of information and search systems. Rospatent
  • Mr. Stefan Klocke, Head of Department Data Science, EPO


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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), 2 Ahuzat Bayit, Tel Aviv