Biden’s AI order: 3 key takeaways


Muireann Bolger

Biden’s AI order: 3 key takeaways

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The US president’s roadmap puts pressure on the USPTO to answer the AI patentability question and provide guidance, finds Muireann Bolger.

In an unprecedented move, the White House published the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, on October 30, which opens with the warning: “AI has an extraordinary potential for both promise and peril”.

Dramatic, maybe. But after Joe Biden’s meeting with tech CEOs from Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI in May, plus hearing worrying testimony from experts, this is perhaps unsurprising.

The order comes as the US Patent and Trademark Office, the US Copyright Office, and the federal courts continue to grapple with complex IP questions raised by AI.

Joe Biden, artificial intelligence, USPTO, Microsoft, Google, OpenAI, Federal Circuit, patent eligibility, Kathi Vidal, inventorship