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

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?’

Why companies must go about sharing IP with caution

Companies are collaborating in an effort to drive innovation, but sharing intellectual property is more complicated than it sounds

Why the patents system needs a revamp

Lack of a universal patent system to protect intellectual property leaves innovating companies open to potentially ruinous infringements

Generic drugs: what are they and are they better value?

Benefits of prescribing by brand, enabling the costly development of life-changing drugs, may be outweighed by higher costs, compared with cheaper generic bio-equivalents