AI Can't Be Patent Inventor In UK, Appeals Court Rules

By Bonnie Eslinger (September 21, 2021, 7:21 PM BST) -- An appeals court ruled Tuesday that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent application, saying only a "person or persons" are allowed under British law, in a landmark judgment in a worldwide battle over the technology.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that only a person can be an inventor and the creator of an artificial intelligence machine was not entitled to apply for patents for computer-generated inventions. (iStock) In a 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeal panel concluded that under the Patents Act 1977, only a person can be an inventor and the creator of...

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