Fighting for rights for AI inventors

AI inventors

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?

US patent law

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

Female inventors and gender imbalance in patent applications

Woman inventor concept

Patent holders are usually men as, for a number of reasons, women tend to go unrecognised as inventors

Should a computer be recognised as an inventor?

Toy robots

The question of whether a computer should be recognised as the creator of a patentable invention is vexing intellectual property lawyers

Top French innovators

It may be news to most Brits, but France is home to generations of inventive pioneers, as Agnès C. Poirier reports

‘Call me an inventor with a business edge’

The best of both worlds is to have a razor-sharp academic mind and be able to build a solid business, as Dan Matthews reports