The Alice/Mayo framework for determining patent eligibility has made it much more difficult to obtain patents in a variety of technology fields, but until recently the futuristic area of artificial intelligence related innovation was largely spared from dealing with the most difficult of these rejections. Today, however, patent eligibility rejections for inventions claiming advances directed to artificial intelligence are as common as 101 rejections of business method applications, for example.
A recently conducted review of patent eligibility rejections issued by patent examiners has identified a pivotal moment for artificial intelligence related innovation at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This moment coincides with the August 2016 decision by the Federal Circuit in Electric Power Group, LLC v. Alstom S.A., 830 F.3d 1350 (Fed. Cir. 2016).
Join Gene Quinn, Founder and President of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 12 pm EST, for a free webinar discussion of patent eligibility, artificial intelligence, why Electric Power Group is being used by patent examiners to reject artificial intelligence patent claims, and how patent practitioners can attempt to respond to these patent eligibility rejections. Joining Gene will be Kate Gaudry, PhD. and Samuel Hayim, both attorneys with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP.
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