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Federal Circuit: AI Cannot Be a Named ‘Inventor’ Under the Patent Act

On August 5, 2022, the Federal Circuit in Thaler v. Vidal ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be listed as a named inventor on a patent application, affirming the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Eastern District of Virginia rulings. The Federal Circuit concluded that the Patent Act requires an “inventor,” … Continue Reading

A Recent Entrance to Copyright Protection: Can AI Qualify as an Author Under U.S. Copyright Law?

Should copyright protection be given for AI-generated inventions? Stephen Thaler, the president and CEO of Imagination Engines, thinks so. The Complaint In 2018, Thaler filed an application to register a copyright for an AI-generated work produced by one of his AI systems, the Creativity Machine. The work, titled “A Recent Entrance to Paradise,” is part … Continue Reading

The Reasonable Computer

New England was aflutter last week, and not just because three judges were named to hear the appeal of the National Football League against Tom Brady in the continued “deflategate” saga. The excitement continued as the media stage of the Northeast opened to Boston Dynamics, a robotics company and wholly owned subsidiary of Google, Inc., … Continue Reading
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