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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.

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Inventor Diversity Advocacy Group Launches ‘Patent Academy’ in Latest Effort to Reach Underrepresented Inventors

IP Watchdog

This online academy is the latest of several efforts by Congress and patent system stakeholders in recent years to unlock the innovative potential of women, people of color, LGBTQIA, and low-income inventors to benefit the U.S.

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Revolution Rope Inventor Tells Justices She Deserves Her Day in Article III Court

IP Watchdog

The inventor of a novel jump rope system (the Revolution Rope), Molly Metz, argued in a reply brief to the U.S.

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CAFC ‘Unambiguously’ Backs USPTO in AI as Inventor Fight

IP Watchdog

Vidal that an artificial intelligence (AI) machine does not qualify as an inventor under the Patent Act. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled today in Thaler v.

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US Inventor Arguments for Opposing the Pride in Patent Ownership Act Fall Short on the Merits

IP Watchdog

Right now, inventors, businesses, and other interested members of the public often have to undertake time consuming and expensive litigation to determine who owns a patent.

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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.

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Amicus Brief Backing Inventor’s Eligibility Petition to SCOTUS Says 101 Exceptions Constitute ‘Judicial Legislation’

IP Watchdog

On August 5, US Inventor and Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund (Eagle Forum ELDF) jointly filed an Amicus Brief supporting inventor David Tropp’s petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S.

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INVENTORS, NOT AI-VENTORS: The Patent Act Requires an “Inventor” to Be a Natural Person

JD Supra Law

Summary: Under the Patent Act , an “inventor” must be a natural person. Therefore, an AI system cannot be an inventor. Thaler filed two patent applications with the PTO listing DABUS, an AI system, as the sole inventor. Before Moore, Taranto, and Stark.

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USPTO to Expand Initiatives for Under-Resourced Inventors and First-Time Filers

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innovation ecosystem, which she said “could quadruple the number of American inventors, and increase the GDP per capita by as much as 4%, or by about $1 trillion.”

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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.

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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.

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Warhol “Fair Use” Case is Heard at the Supreme Court – Implications for Inventors, Too?

IP Close Up

Events Litigation News People Transactions Uncategorized Andy Warhol Foundation Conde Nast content creators copyright derivative work digital transformation Inventors IP licensing Lynn Goldsmith Prince royalties SCOTUS secondary licensing Supreme Court of the United States Vanity Fair Warhol v.

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Federal Circuit Affirms Patent Inventors Must Be Human, Not AI

JD Supra Law

Vidal, the Federal Circuit affirmed that patent inventors must be natural persons, rejecting a technologist's attempt to name an artificial intelligence as the sole inventor on patent applications. On August 5, 2022, in Thader v.

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Fifth Circuit Panel Questions Appellate Jurisdiction of US Inventor’s APA Claims Over Fintiv’s Lack of Notice and Comment Rulemaking

IP Watchdog

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments in US Inventor v. On July 6, the U.S. Hirshfeld, an appeal from a lawsuit first filed in February 2021 to challenge the U.S.

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Should AI be an Inventor?

JD Supra Law

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

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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.

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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).

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No Brain, No Gain: U.S. Patent Inventors Must Be Human

JD Supra Law

Patent Trademark Office (PTO) in holding that artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be considered an “inventor” for purposes of obtaining patents. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed with the U.S.

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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

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McCarter & English Brings On IP Partner, Inventor In Conn.

IP Law 360

McCarter & English LLP has hired an intellectual property partner, who is also an inventor with more than 37 US patents, in its Hartford, Connecticut, office

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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.

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US Federal Circuit: Artificial Intelligence Machine Is Not an Inventor

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed on August 5 that only a natural person—not an artificial intelligence system—can be an inventor.

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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.

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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.

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Federal Circuit Confirms “Inventor” Must Be Human, Not AI

JD Supra Law

Vidal that the term “inventor” under the United States Patent Act must be a human being. This ruling precludes patent protection for inventions where the sole inventor is an AI system. Key Points - On August 5, 2022, the Federal Circuit held in Thaler v.

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Darrell Issa Doesn’t Understand That He is the Problem

IP Watchdog

US Inventor is publicly opposing the appointment of Representative Darrell Issa (R – CA) to Chair the IP Subcommittee due to Issa’s record of IP reforms that are harmful to independent inventors and startups.

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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.

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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.

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AI Need Not Apply: Federal Circuit Holds Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor

JD Supra Law

5, 2022), the Federal Circuit held that an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system cannot be listed as an inventor on a United States patent. On August 5, 2022, in Thaler v. Vidal, No. 21-2347 (Fed.

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AI Systems May Invent, But Are They Inventors?

JD Supra Law

But can an AI system be a named inventor on a patent? Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) has found that a non-human may infringe patents. Arguably, an AI system, which is a non-human, can also create or invent.

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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.

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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.

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Patent Process Overview: What Inventors Should Know

JD Supra Law

Inventors, often with entrepreneurial aspirations, are tasked with not only building a better mousetrap, but also protecting their ideas with patent filings.

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CAFC Confirms That Artificial Intelligence Cannot Be an Inventor

JD Supra Law

Judge Brinkema of the Eastern District ruled that only a “natural person” could be an inventor, based upon language from the US Patent Act, Title 35 US Code. About a year ago, we reported on a case out of the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Artificial Intelligence as a patent inventor

JD Supra Law

???????Can an artificial intelligence (AI) system be an inventor? Not in the eyes of the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). . By: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

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Artificial Intelligence: Can it be an Inventor or an Author?

JD Supra Law

As the innovation paradigm in automotive industry shifted over time, artificial intelligence (“AI”) has deeply penetrated into operation of automotive industry.

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Facebook Gets Patent Axed After Citing Inventors' Paper

IP Law 360

Facebook has convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to wipe out a number of claims in a patent that covers a way of creating profiles of website users by arguing that the inventors had already presented some of their ideas at an academic conference years before a Xerox subsidiary landed the patents

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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.

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Intel Inventor and Children’s Book Author Says Kids Need to Learn to Fail In Order to Succeed

IP Close Up

Inventor Arlyne Simon wants to change the world — and how children view It. The Intel Corporation biomedical engineer, author and entrepreneur tells listeners on Continue reading.

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AI Inventor Poll

Patently-O

Vidal: "Whether an artificial intelligence can be an inventor for purposes of patent law, which implicates the most fundamental aspects of patent law, namely, the nature of inventorship and therefore whether AI discoveries can be patented." Question presented in Thaler v.

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EPO report reveals female representation is increasing among named inventors - but remains low

The IPKat

This Kat is looking out for female inventors Gender balance in the European intellectual property profession is a topic of much comment, with the EPO's recent publication of a study on female representation among inventors adding some interesting figures to the discussion.

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Goodyear Found Liable for Misappropriating Inventor’s Idea

JD Supra Law

Goodyear learned a tough lesson about working with outside inventors when a jury recently found that it misappropriated an idea for self-inflating tires. An inventor alleged that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

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CAFC Snubs Inventor’s Argument that 101 Rejections Violate APA

IP Watchdog

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