10 unanswered questions

  • Who will crack outstanding technical challenges, such as image recognition?
  • Will IP offices provide services that challenge commercial providers head on?
  • To what extent will IP offices adopt AI tools in their searching and examination work?
  • Will judges accept evidence that results from using AI tools?
  • Will AI have any noticeable effect on anti-counterfeiting?
  • How will the effectiveness of AI tools be measured?
  • Will better methods for valuing brands be developed?
  • Will law firms and in-house departments develop killer apps that threaten service providers?
  • When, and how, will venture capital investors look to realise their investments in the IP market?
  • Will non-IP providers, such as big tech companies, compete in the IP market?

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