Answers To AI Patent Questions May Be Found In Biotech

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 4:07 PM EDT) -- As innovations involving artificial intelligence become more and more prevalent, some issues arise in patenting these innovations. Some identified issues include inventorship, adequacy of disclosure, assessment of nonobviousness/inventive step, and patent eligibility. These have been the subject of intense discussions and will become even more pronounced as AI advances to the level where the AI implementations might begin producing inventions themselves.

We have suggested one approach for dealing with these issues, which is that of looking back at how another field dealt with similar issues — the field of biotechnology.

Why biotechnology? Because biotechnology once faced similar challenges in terms of...

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