Australian Appeals Court Says AI Actually Can't Get Patents

By Andrew Karpan (April 13, 2022, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A U.S. researcher's international legal crusade to secure a patent for inventions he claims were developed by his computer suffered a resounding blow Wednesday after an Australian appeals court reversed a landmark ruling that he won in a lower court last year on that very issue.

The finding from a five-justice panel on the Federal Court of Australia's Full Court was a loss for Missouri researcher Stephen Thaler, whose lawyers in the country had previously succeeded in convincing a Melbourne judge named Jonathan Beach to rule that Thaler could move along with his application for a patent on inventions he says...

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