Fri. Aug 14th, 2020

U.S. Patent ruled that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor and its work is not protected by patents

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Artificial intelligence is a very popular and popular computer technology. At this stage, artificial intelligence is indeed more advantageous than traditional programs in some aspects.

The question that arises from this is: whether content or works created by artificial intelligence, can artificial intelligence be the subject to apply for patents and works to obtain patent protection.

In the past, the US Patent and Trademark Office’s definition of patent applicants was also very vague. According to its requirements, individuals can apply for corresponding content patents as inventors.

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However, in the latest ruling, the USPTO does not support artificial intelligence as an inventor. On the contrary, the Office believes that only natural talents can be inventors.

Artificial intelligence is a computer program that is not a natural person and therefore cannot be an inventor. At the same time, works created by artificial intelligence cannot be protected by patents.

To this end, the United States Patent and Trademark Office also issued a statement saying that all artificial intelligence programs can not be inventors, which is regarded as the latest US regulations in this regard.

Via: theverge