Dr. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid is a professor of Intellectual Property Law, Focusing on Advanced technology, Cyberspace, Privacy and Competition Laws as well as Labor and Employment Law. Prof. Yanisky-Ravid is a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law, where she teaches the course “Beyond Intellectual Property: Theoretical, Comparative and International Perspectives” and “Intellectual Property and Advanced Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Block Chain”. Dr. Yanisky-Ravid is a full time Senior Law Faculty Member at the Ono Law School, which is the largest law school in Israel. She is also a law professor research fellow at the Yale University Law School, ISP, since she has done her Post-Doctoral studies at Yale Law School, and where she conducted two seminars: “Law and Society In Israel: Contemporary Issues” and “Advanced Legal Studies for the VR Graduate Program”. She serves as a sought after lecturer at leading universities in the world, such as: Harvard University, Berkman K. Center for Internet & Society, Columbia University, Miami University, NYU Law, Center for Labor and Employment Law American University, in the U.S. as well as at Lausanne University, Switzerland, Urbino University, Italy, Oxford University, UK and others. In addition, she actively participates in international organizations, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne.
She has published articles and books and has won awards and scholarships for her works. Recently, her article titled Generating Rembrandt: Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, and Accountability in the 3A Era—the Human-Like Workers are Already Here—A New Mode, was chosen as the 2017 Visionary Article in Intellectual Property Law and in addition won an award, by Mich. S. Univ. She published few more articles about AI and IP and she is now writing a book discussing the interconnections between artificial intelligence and intellectual property. Her article the Right to Privacy and the Balloon Theory was judged by West (Thomson Reuters) Publisher as one of the best law review articles related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts published within 2014 in the U.S. Her work on the book “Intellectual Property at Workplaces: Theoretical and Comparative Perspective” won the Van Calker Fund, awarded to selected scholars and was recalled as a deep academic work on the field. She also won the Minerva Center for Human Rights award as well as the Silbert grant for other research she has done.
Yanisky-Ravid is the founder and the head of the Shalom Comparative Legal Research Institute, OAC, which is active in Israel, Switzerland and the U.S., hosting a tremendous amount of international conferences, courses, seminars, visiting professors, students delegations, promoting comparative research and creating academic relationships with leading institutes for almost ten years.
She is a member of many boards and forums around the world in her fields of expertise. Last year she launched the AI-IP project as part of the Fordham Law CLIP researching the challenges of advanced technology, mainly artificial intelligence and blockchain on Intellectual property regime.