Fed Circuit deals blow to AI inventor patent bid
Has Justice Birss found a route for AI inventorship?
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The Federal Circuit’s decision on AI inventorship affirms the rule that requires an inventor to be a human, explains Frank DeCosta of Finnegan.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has rejected an attempt by researcher Stephen Thaler to name an artificial intelligence (AI) machine that he created as the inventor of two patents.
This decision upholds a September decision by a Virginia federal judge.
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