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Many technology companies are clamoring to claim an artificial intelligence (AI) basis for their product, especially given the pull AI products seem to have with investors , but many fail to consider whether AI is actually the best solution to the problem they’re hoping to solve. When TurboPatent announced that its latest patent drafting software, RoboReview, would be an AI-enabled product, I initially assumed that the product would fall into this bucket of startups frantically trying to weave the words “artificial intelligence” into its marketing.

However, patenting may actually be one of the best fits for artificial intelligence in the legal profession—patents are rife with technical language and often are held up at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by basic procedural writing gaffes, which makes them a great candidate for algorithmic sorting.

Here’s a look at why RoboReview may be a somewhat rare case of AI technology being best suited, rather than just tossed at, a specific legal problem:

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