2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC): The International Summit on Artificial Intelligence Law and Intellectual Property Rights Protection was jointly hosted by Watson & Band Law Offices, Watson & Band Intellectual Property Agent Ltd. and Shanghai West Bund Development (Group) Co., Ltd. on the afternoon of September 17th, 2018 at Shanghai Hanghui Mansion. The conference was co-organized by Watson & Band’s Data Law Research Center and LCOUNCIL, and it enjoyed full support from multiple institutions. The summit was launched by the first Watson & Band Forum as a “blockbuster event” with a view towards paving the way for innovation by enhancing communication among different parties, exploring IPR management models in the digital era, and better promoting the spread and application of innovation achievements so as to protect and use IPR in a more effective manner. The summit was attended by leaders in relevant government bureaus, academics, well-known scholars and senior executives of leading enterprises in relevant industries etc., who joined together with senior partners and patent attorneys from Watson & Band in actively exploring new legal frontiers in the digital era.
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