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is a partner at Farella Braun + Martel and is the head of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation practice group. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts litigating intellectual property and complex commercial disputes for internet and other high technology companies.
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The USPTO’s recent landmark decision (16/524,350) concluding artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be a named patent inventor perhaps sparked fears of super-robots inventing critical technologies that, alas, receive no patent protection. If an AI identifies new, more efficient battery chemicals, will that new battery be unpatentable? If an AI builds chemical compounds that become the next wonder drug, will that drug-maker…