Tuesday, October 6, 2020

USPTO - Report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

It looks at the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on intellectual property (IP) law, including on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and database protection. 

As stated in the USPTO announcement:

"To that end, the USPTO proactively solicited public input through two formal Requests for Comments published in the Federal Register. In response, the agency received approximately 200 unique comments from a broad range of experts in foreign patent offices, bar associations, trade associations, academia, law firms, and companies in the electronics, software, automobile, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. 

As the report indicates, the majority of commenters believe the U.S. legal system is well equipped to handle the emerging issues raised by AI. However, many commented that the USPTO and IP stakeholders must keep a close eye on legal and scientific developments in AI to ensure the United States keeps up with this critical technology."

For more detail see the USPTO Artificial Intelligence webpage.

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