Sector: Artificial Intelligence

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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

23 August 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

17 August 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’

17 August 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

02 August 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

30 July 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

28 July 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

12 July 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

12 July 2021

Everything you need to know about SCOTUS’ Minerva ruling on assignor estoppel

In a 5-4 decision the court’s justices significantly narrowed the scope of the doctrine that prevents assignors from challenging patents in court.

01 July 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

05 June 2021

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