High Tech Sector: Advanced Science and Technology Subcommittee Present
Adapting Patent Law to Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, August 10, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
Until now, inventors have been human. That’s about to change, and your approach to patent prosecution, ownership, and licensing will have to change with it. Artificial-intelligence (AI) systems already beat humans at chess and Jeopardy, understand (some) spoken languages, translate novels, play video games, drive cars, generate visual mash-ups, hand-sketch portraits, compose music — and design toothbrushes and closed-loop machine controllers.
U.S. patent law assumes that only people contribute creatively to technical development. As we move closer to widespread AI inventorship, the law will likely adapt to follow. I will present one way the statute might evolve. I will also touch on some of the possible effects outside the Patent Office.
Attendees will learn:
- U.S. patent law presently assumes all inventors are human
- An increasing number of inventions involve an artificial-intelligence (AI) component
- U.S. patent law may shift towards permitting AI inventors, and has the flexibility to do so.
- Negotiations and lawsuits will need to consider AI inventors that have property rights in the subject patents.
Chris White, Patent Agent - Lee & Hayes PLLC
Frank Razavi, Commercialization & IP with MedNoxa LLC, and Commercialization & IP Advisor with SmartGait LLC
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