Hogan Lovells partner Celine Crowson.

Andrei Iancu, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been taking active steps to reconsider intellectual property rights with regard to artificial intelligence. Last summer the agency solicited public comments on the subject, including how to properly credit inventorship when a machine contributes to the conception of an invention. Iancu has indicated that the USPTO will issue a report later this year.