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Adapting Patent Law to Artificial Intelligence – Patent Agent, Chris White
August 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Until now, inventors have been human. That’s about to change, and your approach to patent prosecution, ownership, and licensing will have to change with it. Artificial-intelligence (AI) systems already beat humans at chess and Jeopardy, understand (some) spoken languages, translate novels, play video games, drive cars, generate visual mash-ups, hand-sketch portraits, compose music — and design toothbrushes and closed-loop machine controllers.
U.S. patent law assumes that only people contribute creatively to technical development. As we move closer to widespread AI inventorship, the law will likely adapt to follow. Chris will present one way the statute might evolve and will touch on some of the possible effects outside the Patent Office.