Jos van der Wijst

Who is 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 as a lawyer. In 2001, Jos became a partner of 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.

Activities and memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society Benelux LES [website]
  • Board member Technology Arbitration and Mediation Institute [website]
  • Dutch Society for AI and Robotlaw (NVAIR) [website]
  • International Technology Law Association [website]
  • Member European AI Alliance [website]
  • Member NL AI coalitie [website]
  • Founder of LegalAIR

NL AI Coalitie




European AI Alliance


Blogs Jos van der Wijst
  • "AI in Pharma" - 08-08-2022 - Read More
  • "AI Act and Pharma / Health" - 08-08-2022 - Read More
  • "There are already rules for AI applications" - 14-03-2022 - Read More
  • "AI: Supervision and Toolbox" - 11-03-2022 - Read More
  • "Choices when choosing cloud services" - 09-11-2021 - Read More
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