Seven Veteran Inventors Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame

IP Watchdog

The 2022 class of inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), announced earlier this week, includes the inventors of the foundational technology for messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based vaccines, the Super Soaker, and Laserphaco cataract surgery.

As USPTO Begins Accepting Applications for PTAB Pro Bono Program, Inventor Community Calls for Stronger Action to Curb PTAB Abuses

IP Watchdog

While Vidal’s announcement is certainly welcome news to many inventors who are in financial need, it fails to address larger issues faced by inventors at the PTAB that have been voiced by members of Congress and the inventor community alike in recent months. On June 7, the U.S.

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US Inventors

Patently-O

For each art-unit grouping, I show the percent of patents having US inventors (residence). The chart below provides a contrasting glimpse into the subject matter of US-originated patents compared with their foreign-originated counterparts.

Black Inventors and Their Inventions

JD Supra Law

Among these triumphs are the inventions black inventors have contributed, many of which were not recognized with a patent because the Patent Acts of 1793 and 1836 barred slaves from obtaining patents because they were not considered citizens.

Conception for Joint Inventors

Patently-O

Most patents involve two or more joint inventors who all claim to have contributed significantly to the invention. The MPEP, for example, includes a statement in all-caps that “CONCEPTION MUST BE DONE IN THE MIND OF THE INVENTOR.” by Dennis Crouch.

Should AI be an Inventor?

JD Supra Law

But, can an AI be an “inventor” within the meaning of U.S.

DABUS: An AI inventor or the Emperor's New Clothes?

The IPKat

The question of whether it should be possible to name artificial intelligence (AI) code as an inventor on a patent application continues to dog patent offices and courts around the world. The inventor of DABUS, Dr Thaler, claims that his AI invention has extraordinary powers (for a machine).

Humanizing Technology: Back to Basics on DABUS and AI as Inventors

IP Watchdog

With South Africa’s patent office having recently granted the first patent to an AI inventor, and an Australian court ruling in favor of AI inventorship, it’s time to review how we got here—and where we’re going.

Inventor Argues USPTO Officials’ Motion to Dismiss Due Process Violations Case Based on Immunity Defense Fails

IP Watchdog

On January 21, inventor Martin David Hoyle and his company B.E. Courts District Courts Government Inventors Information IP News IPWatchdog Articles Litigation Patents USPTO B.E.

Discussion of Inventors’ Path in Expert’s Obviousness Opinion Warrants Partial Exclusion in Bench Trial

JD Supra Law

In the weeks preceding a recent Hatch-Waxman bench trial, a district court excluded portions of an expert’s opinion on obviousness that addressed internal documents and inventor testimony concerning the “inventors’ path” to arriving at the invention, finding that such portions of the opinion amounted to impermissible hindsight. .

Turkmen inventors tackle water scarcity

WIPO Magazine

Turkmen inventors have come up with a range of innovative technologies to tackle soil salinity and optimize management of freshwater

A Lone J&J Inventor is Responsible for $14 Billion of Value, Says Analysis Startup PatentVector

IP Close Up

Frederick Shelton IV, arguably the most prolific and financially successful inventors ever, is a Johnson & Johnson medical device innovator unknown to pretty much everyone Continue reading.

U.S. District Court Holds that AI Algorithms Cannot Be Listed as Inventors on Patents

IP Watchdog

District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision granting a Motion for Summary Judgment for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and upholding the Office’s view that AI algorithms cannot be listed as inventors on U.S. On September 2, the U.S.

US Court Rules Artificial Intelligence Systems Are Not 'Inventors'

JD Supra Law

On September 2, 2021, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) motion for summary judgement, finding that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be named as an inventor on a patent.

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Inventors and Entrepreneurs

U.S. Department of Commerce

Pride Month: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Inventors and Entrepreneurs. An accomplished inventor, she was named on five patents by age 37. Please visit USPTO’s inventor and entrepreneur resources page to learn more about protecting intellectual property.

Artificial Intelligence as the Inventor of Life Sciences Patents?

JD Supra Law

The question whether an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system can be named as an inventor in a patent application has obvious implications for the life science community, where AI’s presence is now well established and growing.

Federal Circuit Rules Against Microsoft Claim Construction Arguments, Reverses Denial of Prejudgment Interest for Inventor

IP Watchdog

Courts Federal Circuit IP News IPWatchdog Articles Litigation Patents CAFC independent inventor intellectual property Microsoft patent Patent Litigation patents prejudgment interestOn May 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Kaufman v.

U.S. Court Rules Artificial Intelligence Cannot be an Inventor (Again)

IPilogue

The latest decision from the United States, Thaler v Hirshfeld , comes off the heels of recent judgements in South Africa and Australia asking if AI can be considered the inventor in patent law. Rules Against AI as an Inventor. The Future of AI as an Inventor.

As Raimondo Takes the Helm on Council for Inclusive Innovation, Inventors Have an Unresolved Ask

IP Watchdog

To aid the CI2 and all who create and execute innovation policy in our government, underrepresented inventors have an unresolved ask, and it involves breaking down a barrier identified by the very people who the CI2 and Congress desire to help.

Fed. Circ. Upholds Inventor's $7M Win Against Microsoft

IP Law 360

A New York federal court rightly found that Microsoft owes an inventor $7 million for infringing his database patent, but the judge erred by not also granting him prejudgment interest, the Federal Circuit held Friday

In the Courts: Australian Court finds AI systems can be “inventors”

WIPO Magazine

In a world first, a judge of the Federal Court of Australia has found that artificial intelligence is capable of being an “inventor” for the purposes of the Australian patent regime.

Can an AI be Properly Considered an Inventor?

Velocity of Content

As a result of these applications, the government of South Africa recognized DABUS as the inventor on a patent. For the purposes of this essay, I think South Africa and Australia have called the question: “ Can AIs be inventors, too?

Inventive AI: European Patent Office finds that only humans can be inventors

JD Supra Law

Patent offices and courts around the world have recently been grappling with the question of whether an AI system can be the inventor of a patent.

Innovating the Term ‘Inventor’: AI and Patent Law

IPilogue

Under patent law, it is the general expectation that inventors are humans, not robots. Dr. Stephen Thaler created DABUS (‘Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience’), an artificial neural system, and claimed that DABUS was the sole inventor of the patentable invention.

‘Patent Quality is No Worse Today Than 40 years ago ,’ Says Celebrated Inventor on Latest ‘Understanding IP Matters’

IP Close Up

In the latest episode of ‘Understanding IP Matters’, which dropped today on leading podcast platforms, award-winning inventor Dan Brown says that the patent winds have shifted and are blowing Continue reading. Litigation News People Research Transactions Uncategorized Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) China competitive advantage Dan Brown entrepreneurs innovation Inventors licensing litigation manufacturing patents Technology Understanding IP Matters USPTO

Data Show USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program is Working for Women and Minorities

IP Watchdog

of all inventors named on U.S. Government Inventors Information IP News IPWatchdog Articles Patents Technology & Innovation USPTO independent inventor independent inventors innovation intellectual property patent patent office patent pro bono program patent prosecution SUCCESS Act

Visit the Reopened National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

U.S. Department of Commerce

Visit the Reopened National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum. The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is now open to the public! To be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, an inventor must hold a U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame

Artificial Intelligence system as inventor in South African patent application: The case of DABUS

The IPKat

Late last month, South Africa's Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) became the first Patent Office in the world to award a patent that names an artificial intelligence as the inventor of a product. a machine/device) to be named as the inventor in a patent application.

Artificial Intelligence as an Inventor on Patents – The Global Divide and the Path Forward

JD Supra Law

It reportedly conceived two separate inventions without any human intervention and therefore, was designated as an inventor on patent applications related to those inventions.

There’s More to Being an Inventor than Butterscotch Ripple

JD Supra Law

South Africa and Australia have removed the “perspiration” requirement allowing AI to be named the inventor on a patent. Willie Wonka famously said that invention is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

“Artificial Intelligence Systems as Inventors?” – The Max Planck Institute on Machine Autonomy and AI Patent Rights

IPilogue

In July 2021, the Federal Court of Australia affirmed in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 that artificial intelligence (AI) systems may be deemed “inventors” under Australian patent law. Legal frameworks globally remain ambivalent on the status of AI as inventors.

Women’s History Month: USPTO Highlights Trailblazing Women Inventors

U.S. Department of Commerce

Women’s History Month: USPTO Highlights Trailblazing Women Inventors. In honor of Women’s History Month, and as part of its efforts to protect and promote the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Update on Artificial Intelligence: Court Rules that AI Cannot Qualify As “Inventor”

JD Supra Law

District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled on September 3, 2021 that an AI machine cannot qualify as an “inventor” under the Patent Act. Striking a blow to patent applicants seeking to assert inventorship by artificial intelligence (“AI”) systems, the U.S.

Can AI be a Patent Inventor?

JIPEL Copyright Blog

As a result, patent offices and courts all over the world must now consider whether AI can be a patent inventor. Article 1, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution grants Congress the power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries[.]” Max-Planck-Gesellschaft that inventors must be natural persons.

Federal Court Rules that Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor under the Patent Act

Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation Blog

In Thaler , the Court confronted, analyzed and answered the question of “can an artificial intelligence machine be an ‘inventor’ under the Patent Act?”

[Opinion] Can an AI system be an inventor ?

The IPKat

One question that has recently been in the headlines around the world, thanks to the Artificial Inventor Project, is whether or not an AI system can be regarded as an inventor. The AmeriKat braces for the take over of the machines.or more likely not.

How Meta’s Patent Team Tackles Inventor Diversity

JD Supra Law

THE CHALLENGE: Traditionally, the idea of a Fortune 50 company engaging a big law partner would bring to mind white male professionals focused solely on bottom-line objectives.

Bitcoin 'Inventor' Struggles To Explain Conflicting Evidence

IP Law 360

Attorneys for deceased computer programmer Dave Kleiman on Monday hammered self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright with documents in which he described Kleiman as his business partner despite his claims in multibillion-dollar litigation that the two were just friends

A Rose by Any Other Name: an Australian court rules that AI can be an inventor

JD Supra Law

On 30 July 2021, the Federal Court of Australia ruled that a machine – that is, a mathematical equation that analysed and processed data – can be an inventor under Australian patent laws.

AI As A Patent Inventor – An Update From South Africa And Australia

JD Supra Law

and UK Patent Offices have denied patent applications on the grounds that an AI system cannot be listed as an inventor, not every country seems to be following that approach and some may be set to buck the trend. Although the European, U.S.,