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.

Conception for Joint Inventors


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.


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Update on Artificial Intelligence as a Patent Inventor

JD Supra Law

Our previous blog posts, Artificial Intelligence as the Inventor of Life Sciences Patents? and Update on Artificial Intelligence: Court Rules that AI Cannot Qualify As “Inventor,” discuss recent inventorship issues surrounding AI and its implications for life sciences innovations.

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.

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).

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.

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

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


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.

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.

‘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

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.

Innovating the Term ‘Inventor’: AI and Patent Law


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.

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.

Free Online Tools and Resources for Inventors

LexBlog IP

Free Online Tools and Resources for Inventors. As an inventor, you know that protecting your invention is vital to its success. In this blog post, we will discuss several free online tools and resources that every inventor should know about.

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.

[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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

EPO Appeal Board Affirms Only Humans Can Be Inventors


In our previous blog post, we explained how the EPO released its judgment outlining the reasons for the rejection of two European patent applications in which an AI system was named as the inventor. The post EPO Appeal Board Affirms Only Humans Can Be Inventors appeared first on Intepat IP.

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.

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.

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

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.

French IP Law Update – The Delicate Balance between Employers and Inventors: A French Revolution?

JD Supra Law

Counsel from jurisdictions where payments to employee-inventors only arise from contracts or employee incentive programs are sometimes surprised when they first become involved with jurisdictions that have statutory payment schemes for employee-inventors.

BREAKING: Bitcoin 'Inventor' Hit With $100M Jury Verdict

IP Law 360

Self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright escaped a potential multibillion-dollar verdict Monday in his fight with the estate of computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman after jurors hit him with a $100 million judgment but found that there was no breach of any business partnership between the two

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.

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?”

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.,

DABUS Will Need to Wait—U.S. District Court Affirms USPTO's Denial of AI System as Inventor

JD Supra Law

Earlier this month, a federal district court issued the first judicial decision in the country addressing whether an AI system can be an "inventor" under U.S.

DC Circ. Ends Russian Inventor's $340M Hogan Lovells Saga

IP Law 360

Circuit has quietly put to bed a $340 million lawsuit from a Russian inventor who claimed Sony illegally "bribed" lawyers at Hogan Lovells to create evidence that convinced a Moscow patent office to invalidate his patent allegedly used in a Playstation console The D.C.

AI Can't Be Patent Inventor In UK, Appeals Court Rules

IP Law 360

An appeals court ruled Tuesday that an artificial intelligence machine cannot be listed as an inventor on a patent application, saying only a "person or persons" are allowed under British law, in a landmark judgment in a worldwide battle over the technology

No Proof Bitcoin 'Inventor' Owed Friend, Juror Tells Law360

IP Law 360

The estate of computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman had only two jurors on its side in its attempt to get bitcoins from self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright, who had the support of the remaining members of the jury over six days of deliberations, according to one of the jurors

Australian court says that AI can be an inventor: what does it mean for authors?

Kluwer Copyright Blog

Thaler [2021] APO 5 , which allowed listing AI system DABUS as an inventor in a patent application. The DABUS case refers to an international patent application where AI DABUS was listed as an inventor. Image by chenspec on Pixabay.

Assignor Estoppel: When Are Inventors Allowed to Attack Their Own Inventions?

JD Supra Law

An inventor develops an invention, files a patent application and assigns the application for value to the company they founded. Later, the inventor founds another company and develops an improved version of their original invention. Should the inventor be able to do so?

IPRs Are 'Kafkaesque Nightmare' For Inventors, Fed. Circ. Told

IP Law 360

A company that has sued Google, Facebook and others is asking the Federal Circuit to overturn the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decisions to review its patents, saying the board's allegedly unfair policies have created a "Kafkaesque nightmare" for inventors

Tillis Backs Vidal for USPTO Head, Dubbing Her a ‘Visionary Leader’

IP Watchdog

Senator Thom Tillis has come out on the record in support of Kathi Vidal to be the next Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on her confirmation.

Bitcoin 'Inventor' Accused At Trial Of Lying About Trust

IP Law 360

Showing a mix of documentary evidence — including some alleged forgeries — attorneys for deceased computer programmer Dave Kleiman laid out Tuesday how they contend self-professed bitcoin inventor Craig Wright fraudulently maneuvered to usurp billions of dollars' worth of the cryptocurrency from the estate

The Future of Invention: Should Artificial Intelligence be Considered Inventors?

Intellectual Property Brief

Continued advancements in artificial intelligence may force Congress to reevaluate what entities can be inventors. Daily Blog Issues Patents #AI #artificialintelligence #intellectualProperty IP patent USPTO

UK Court of Appeal says AI is not an Inventor & is split on allowing applications for AI inventions

JD Supra Law

2) Patents Act 1977 i.e. to name a “Person” as the “Inventor” and to explain how Dr Thaler.