Artificial Intelligence

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification

Co-published - How applicants can give themselves the best possible chance of obtaining commercially useful rights

Drafting AI patent applications for success at the EPO – drafting the full specification
Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting
20 Oct 2021

Courts split on AI inventorship and patenting

The Long Read: Those hoping for clarity on whether AI programmes can be regarded as inventors for patent purposes will be disappointed by the different ways in which courts around the world have handled the issue so far. Helen Macpherson, Tanvi Shah and Avi Toltzis of Baker & McKenzie look at recent developments

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents
18 Oct 2021

Japan ruling party to back secrecy legislation for sensitive patents

A change to the country’s patent system could be included in new prime minister Fumio Kishida's signature economic security agenda

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30 Sep 2021

Supreme Court appeal and legislation possible after latest UK DABUS patent decision

The England and Wales Court of Appeal has ruled that AI-created inventions are not patentable, but that may not be the end of the story Read more

27 Sep 2021

Ranking as Asia’s most innovative economy highlights South Korea’s need for IP value creation

World-beating R&D and patent rates propel country to top of Asia for the first time in annual WIPO study, but Global Innovation Index also shows areas where IP professionals can help it improve further Read more

11 Sep 2021

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 Read more

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 Read more

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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

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

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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 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 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