Artificial Intelligence

Technology trends – why patent your hidden AI?

Co-published – The case for securing protection has never been stronger, and is likely to become even more compelling over the coming years

Technology trends – why patent your hidden AI?
Dim prospects for industry 101 compromise as US Congress looks at eligibility once more
9 Nov 2021

Dim prospects for industry 101 compromise as US Congress looks at eligibility once more

People involved in previous reform efforts say that passing any legislation will be tough as stakeholders are still years away from agreement

Patent system should address “blind spot” around AI-generated inventions, KIPO commissioner says
9 Nov 2021

Patent system should address “blind spot” around AI-generated inventions, KIPO commissioner says

In an exclusive interview with IAM, Kim Yong Rae says innovation will be discouraged if law fails to keep pace with technological change

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25 Oct 2021

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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