Meet the Expert - Artificial Intelligence: legal challenges


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How the rise of Artificial Intelligence challenges the legal landscape

Join the next edition of our “Meet the Expert” series for a groundbreaking exploration into the legal landscape shaped by the rise of Artificial Intelligence, a riveting journey through the uncharted territories of law and innovation!


Our experts, Ron Soffer, Lawyer and founder at Soffer Avocats, and Soraya Racette, Lawyer at Soffer Avocats, will share their perspectives and will discuss the following issues:

  1. Automation vs. Positive Law: Can positive law still apply when an invention emerges from automation and not from an individual? How the existing legal frameworks adapt to cases where AI is the primary creative force?

  2. Patent: In the absence of an individual, can the products born from AI be patented? How the absence of a human inventor might challenge conventional patent criteria?

  3. Ownership: Who will be the owners of these patents “invented by AI”? What are the practical challenges and ethical considerations in determining ownership of AI-generated patents?

Ron Soffer

Lawyer Founder at Soffer Avocats

Ron Soffer is a member of the Paris, New York and Israel bars.

Ron Soffer has extensive experience in litigation, in the context of which he intervenes in both before French courts and as "lead counsel" for the coordination with local colleagues in foreign courts, particularly in Germany, the United States, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland.

He is recognized for his expertise in the management of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in civil, criminal and commercial matters in France and abroad, particularly in the United States where he coordinated disputes on behalf of European clients in various states thanks to his command of American procedural rules and more specifically of Discovery and its impact in Europe.

He has also appeared before the European Court of Human Rights.

Furthermore, Ron Soffer has a strong command of criminal law. As such, he is now a registered counsel on the list of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is a member of the scientific committee of the Paris Bar Institute of Criminal Law.

Since 2014, Ron Soffer has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). In addition, he was invited to become a member of the list of arbitrators of the International Center for Dispute Resolution (international division of the American Arbitration Association).

Ron Soffer also masters the law of war and public international law. He began his career as an officer in the Department of International Law of the Judge Advocate General of the Israel Defense Forces and intervened in several disputes before the Supreme Court of Israel.

Ron Soffer is regularly asked to give lectures abroad, particularly on comparative procedural law. In this capacity, he provides courses at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on French law and the civil law tradition.

Soraya Racette

Lawyer at Soffer Avocats

Soraya A. Racette is a member of the Paris and Montreal Bars.

Bilingual in English and French, she has completed her studies in Canada and in France, and holds a law degree from the University of Montreal (LL.B. Bachelor of law), as well as a Master 1 in International business law and a Master 2 in Insurance law from Paris-1, Panthéon-Sorbonne University. In July 2018, she participated in the Paris Bar – Gray’s Inn exchange program in London.

Prior to entering Soffer Avocats, she worked at Parisian firms and broadened her competencies in commercial law, contract law, and intellectual property law, thus enhancing her transversal skills in both non-contentious and contentious legal matters.

She also worked at the legal department of a global American insurance brokerage and risk management company, and provided civil law courses at the Université Catholique de Lille.

Soraya is a member of the Franco-British Lawyers society (FBLS).

Soraya A. Racette is a member of the Paris and Montreal Bars.

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