Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. On Monday, the USPTO posed some intriguing questions about artificial intelligence and the patent system and made a formal request for answers. I’ve convened a Skilled in the Art panel of experts to take a quick stab at four of them (with light edits for length and clarity). I’ve also got a couple of amplifications from last week’s briefing. As always, you can email me your thoughts and follow me on Twitter.
From left, John Dragseth, Ryan Abbott and Kathi Vidal
Survey Says: AI Edition
Academics have been debating for awhile whether machines can be inventors for the purposes of patent law. Earlier this month, University of Surrey IP professor Ryan Abbott and others upped the ante, forming the “Artificial Inventor Project” and filing patents around the world that list an AI machine as the inventor.
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