Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid is a professor of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, focusing on IP and the challenges of advanced technology, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cyberspace, privacy, competition laws as well as comparative and international theoretical aspects of IP regime. Prof. Yanisky-Ravid is a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law (starting 2012), the Head of the “IP - AI & Blockchain Research Project" at Fordham Law CLIP working with Prof. Joel Reidenberg, 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 2011 when she completed her Post-doctoral studies.
She has published articles and books and has won awards and scholarships for her works. Recently, she researched the challenges of AI and IP and published many articles in this field, focusing mainly on advanced technology and the legal regime. One of her studies, titled Generating Rembrandt: Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, and Accountability in the 3A Era—the Human-Like Workers are Already Here—A New Model, was chosen as the 2017 Visionary Article in Intellectual Property Law and in addition won an award, by Mich. S. Univ. She was recently identified as "the foremost thinker on AI and copyright" in the American Copyright Society Annual Event by Judge Katherine Forrest. 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 in 2014 in the United States. Her work on the book Intellectual Property at Workplaces: Theoretical and Comparative Perspective won the Van Calker Fund, awarded to selected scholars and was considered as "a deep academic work in the field". She also won the Minerva Center for Human Rights award, as well as the Silbert grant for other research she has done.
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 the University of Lausanne, Urbino University (Italy), Oxford, and others. In addition, prof. Yanivsky-Ravid actively collaborates (for more than a decade) with international organisations, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne.
Prof. Yanisky-Ravid is the founder and head of the Shalom Comparative Legal Research Institute, OAC, which is active in Israel, Switzerland and the United States, hosting a number of international conferences, courses, seminars, visiting professors and students delegations, promoting comparative research and creating academic relationships with leading institutes for almost ten years.