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Benjamin Ford

is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Squire, Patton, Boggs Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Benjamin’s practice focuses on IP development, protection and portfolio management.

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Recent Articles by Benjamin Ford

Artificial Intelligence Inventor Asks If ‘WHO’ Can Be an Inventor Is the Wrong Question?

Recently a group out of the University of Surrey provided a new challenge to the definition of inventor, asking “who what may be an inventor on a patent?” The group has created an artificial intelligence (AI) named DABUS. Using a first system of networks to generate new ideas, and second system of networks to determine consequences, DABUS invented a beverage container and a flashing device used for search and rescue that are the subjects of patent applications filed in the United States and Europe.