How AI Inventorship Is Evolving In The UK, EU And US

By Mark Prinsley, Brian Nolan and Benjamin Beck (February 5, 2024, 1:01 PM GMT) -- On Dec. 20, 2023, in Thaler v. Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks,[1] the U.K. Supreme Court unanimously held that U.K. patent legislation does not permit an artificial intelligence system to be named as the inventor in a patent application.[2] In doing so, the U.K. Supreme Court reaffirmed earlier findings from U.K. courts and the U.K. Intellectual Property Office, or UKIPO, that a patent's inventor must be a natural person....

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