Artificial Intelligence

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump

Saturday Opinion: Federal Court's AI inventorship decision should serve as a clarion call for Australia to lead on innovation issues

The DABUS decision makes Australia look like a champion of innovation, not a chump
Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – eligibility and claim formulation
6 Sep 2021

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – eligibility and claim formulation

Co-published – There are different types of AI inventions and patent claims should be structured differently for each type in order to comply with the office’s eligibility requirements and obtain commercially relevant rights

Australian patent office appeals world-first decision allowing AI inventorship
30 Aug 2021

Australian patent office appeals world-first decision allowing AI inventorship

IP Australia will continue its efforts to deny an application on the grounds that it lists DABUS, a computer program, as its inventor

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25 Aug 2021

IAM parent company acquires market-leading US patent litigation data and analytics firm

Austin-based Docket Navigator - which also covers trademarks, antitrust and other practice areas - becomes a Law Business Research company Read more

23 Aug 2021

Toyota’s self-driving haul from Lyft includes 100+ US patent assets

Patents change hands after Japanese carmaker buys Lyft’s self-driving tech for $550 million Read more

17 Aug 2021

New study shows surge in data-driven and computer-assisted healthcare patents

Boom in digital healthcare and bioinformatics IP requires strategic adjustments in both the life sciences and high-tech arenas Read more

17 Aug 2021

New US lawsuit represents much more than just an IP risk for Huawei

Trade secret claims in California lawsuit cast shadow over Chinese company’s work in Pakistan – state media in China sees ‘ulterior motive’ Read more

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12 Jul 2021

How to secure AI patents in Europe

Co-published - The EPO is ready and waiting for applications relating to artifical intelligence, but that doesn’t mean it will make the path to getting protection an easy one Read more

5 Jun 2021

Increasing R&D and infrastructure investment is vital to US tech success

If the 21st century is to be another American one, both the government and business must commit to higher spending to strengthen the foundations on which innovation is built Read more

21 Dec 2020

Four predictions on how AI will reshape the IP landscape

IAM’s Strategy 300 Global Leaders share their insights on what the future holds for AI and patents – and what companies need to do now to stay ahead Read more

18 Dec 2020

Japan’s leading corporate IP departments revealed

The country's Asia IP Elite made some big strategic shifts in 2020 as they weathered an unprecedented year Read more

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2 Aug 2021

Australian court decision to recognise non-humans as inventors is brave, verging on foolhardy

Ruling follows grant of patent to AI-generated invention in South Africa and raises a host of legal, policy and economic questions Read more

30 Jul 2021

How South Africa’s AI patent was granted and why it is so vulnerable to attack

The applicant cleared its path to success by circumventing any basis for interrogation of the identity of the inventor but that leaves the resulting IP highly exposed in the case of a challenge Read more

28 Jul 2021

South Africa awards world’s first AI-invented patent, but it may not be that big a deal

The country's IP office does not subject applications to substantive examination meaning grants are virtually guaranteed if formalities are complied with Read more

12 Jul 2021

Tencent appoints IP industry veteran to top policy role

Obama administration IP czar Danny Marti takes up senior position with the Chinese tech and media powerhouse Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

12 Aug 2020

As the fallout from covid continues, the two IP superpowers offer different messages

While China cheers an uptick in applications, the USPTO warns of a prolonged downturn Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more