Posts Tagged: artificial intelligence


IPW Webinar: Augmenting Innovation and Competitive Intelligence using AI based IP Insights

Everyone understands the importance of monitoring technology trends, competitors and new market entrants to support innovation and portfolio optimization but engaging in competitive landscape analysis takes time — …
By Kira Elliott
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How to Safeguard AI Technology: Patents versus Trade Secrets

A common refrain is that an invention is only as valuable as the patent that protects it. But what happens when you cannot secure the patent? This …

Trade Secrets and the Insider Threat: Protection Beyond the Perimeter

The managers of most companies tend to see information security as a Lord of the Rings problem, with the focus on protecting the perimeter. This reflects the …
By James Pooley
10 days ago 1

Should We Require Human Inventorship? Submit Your Amicus Brief by March

Patent systems around the globe offer a quid pro quo that exchanges limited monopolies for disclosures of inventions. Most patent filings list: (1) the inventor(s); and (2) the …

Microsoft Patent Reaches Beyond Death to Pseudo-Reincarnation

Reports surfaced last week that Microsoft was granted a patent in December for a way to allow people to have conversations with loved ones after they’re …
By IPWatchdog
24 days ago 5

Using AI to Reduce Transactional Costs of Patent Validity and Infringement Determinations

The United States has a clear need for patent reform, but does our legislature understand how to implement that reform? For decades, a shortcoming to our approach …
By Gau Bodepudi & Eesha Kumar
1 month ago 14

Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences Industry — Strategies for IP Protection

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing sector of the life sciences industry, with broad-ranging applications in drug discovery, biotechnology, medical diagnosis, clinical trials, precision and personalized …
By Emer Simic & Olga Schwier
1 month ago 1

EPO Study Examines Trends in Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies

The European Patent Office (EPO) issued a press release and 75-page study on December 10, titled “Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the global technology trends enabling …
By Rebecca Tapscott
3 months ago 0

WIPO’s INSPIRE Offers a New Way to Select Databases for Patent Searches Involving Machine Translations

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched their INSPIRE (Index of Specialized Patent Information Reports) “database of databases” on November 4, 2020. It provides useful summaries of patent databases …
By Davinia Collyer & Victor Green
3 months ago 0

USPTO Releases Benchmark Study on the Artificial Intelligence Patent Landscape

On October 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report titled “Inventing AI: Tracing the diffusion of artificial intelligence with U.S. patents.” The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
4 months ago 2

Determining the Likelihood that an AI Patent Application Will Be Allowed at the USPTO

As computing power and large datasets become more available, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in technology is exploding around the world. As an indicator of the …

Voices, Copyrighting and Deepfakes

Jay-Z recently tried to have a YouTube video removed for copyright violations. When YouTuber Voice Synthesis used an open-source program, Tacotron 2, to digitally impersonate Jay-Z's iconic voice …
By Ivy Attenborough
5 months ago 1

UK Judge Upholds Refusal of DABUS Patents

In the latest decision regarding inventions made by the DABUS artificial intelligence machine, the England & Wales High Court has upheld two decisions of the UK Intellectual Property …
By James Nurton
5 months ago 3

Emerging Market and Legal Trends in the Top Five Global Startup Ecosystems

The recently published Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020 ranks the top global startup ecosystems by metrics including performance, funding, connectedness, talent, and knowledge to highlight the winning startup …
By Louis Lehot & Ethan Floyd
8 months ago 0

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 …