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Stephanie Skaff

is a partner at Farella Braun + Martel representing companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, technology, privacy and licensing issues.

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Recent Articles by Stephanie Skaff

Artificial Intelligence Can’t Patent Inventions: So What?

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…