Speaker

Erik van der Vyver

Mr. Erik van der Vyver

Partner and Patent Attorney
Von Seidels
South Africa

An electronic engineer with a major in computer science, signal processing and machine learning, Erik focuses his practice on high-tech innovation in this space. He has been advising tech companies on the protection and commercialisation of inventions relying on high-tech electronics, radar, software, machine learning, deep learning and the IoT across a variety of applications for over 15 years. Erik is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a South African patent attorney and a member of AIPPI, FICPI and SARIMA. He is a regular panellist and speaker on the interplay between AI and IP at international conferences.  

DAY II - THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY, 2020

9:30 am to 11:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION IV - Patent-Law-Based Concepts for Handling AI-created Inventions

Le Meridien (Sovereign)

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DAY III - FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY, 2020

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

BT XII: Open source and its impact on Patent Portfolio

Le Meridien (Inspire)

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