Protect IP or risk a business disaster

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A significant information gap remains around intellectual property’s commercial potential and the catastrophic consequences companies are risking for not taking it seriously

Fighting for rights for AI inventors

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A team at the University of Surrey has filed the first patents to list an artificial intelligence “creation machine” as the inventor

Is US regulation a threat to innovation?

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Experts debate whether America’s patent rules are favouring larger organisations over independent inventors

When tech converges and patents overlap

A 'cross-pollination' of ideas and technologies within the autonomous vehicles market is complicating the process of patenting creations

Should AI own their own IP?

When artificial intelligence is deemed the source of a new idea or creation, it causes a legal grey area over ownership rights that will only become harder to define in the future

Why the current patent system doesn’t work for tech

‘Does the idea of a 20-year patent term still match the pace of technological and commercial development?’

How video games are pushing the boundaries of IP law

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Video games are a fast-moving medium, so much so that they’re outpacing some aspects of copyright law

Five trends shaping the global IP landscape

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From efforts to take down online fakes to political posturing over China’s approach to intellectual property rights, here are some of the major issues affecting the world of IP