Jos van der Wijst
Jos loves working with and for creative entrepreneurs. Together with these entrepreneurs, Jos will look for – creative – possibilities to protect intellectual property rights and exploit these commercially. Often, there will be a link with innovation, emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain) or software.
After one year of studying British Law, Jos continued to study Dutch Law at Nijmegen University. In 1991 he joined BG.legal as a lawyer. In 2001, Jos became a partner of BG.legal. At the Guildhall University in London, Jos continued his education by following courses of International and British Law. Jos also
Today, Jos has become a true all-rounder in the area of intellectual property right with a special interest in the commercialisation of intellectual property and Information Technology, such as trademarks, copyright, software, life science and pharma. Over the past years, Jos followed two Grotius Specialisation Courses: Trademark Law and Competition Law. Jos is a member of different national and international associations relating to competition law and intellectual property rights, such as LES, European AI Alliance, ItechLaw, etc.
Jos is an active member of the Dutch AI Coalition. He coordinates the activities on legal aspects of AI. He dives deep in the proposed AI Act and the AI regulatory sandbox. Jos is one of the founders of the knowledge platform on legal and ethical aspects of AI: LegalAIR. Jos is member of the NEN Standard Committee Artificial Intelligence en Big Data. In this committee standards for AI systems are being developed.