Thursday, February 15 2024   \  Published by IP Kat .

Inventorship guidance for AI-assisted inventions published by the USPTO

Inventorship guidance for AI-assisted inventions published by the USPTO

On 12 February 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced with a press release the publication of its Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions (Guidance). The Guidance has been published and will be effective from 13 February 2024. The Guidance “provides instructions to examiners and stakeholders on how to determine whether the human contribution to an innovation is significant enough to qualify for a patent when AI also contributed.

The guidance embraces the use of AI in innovation and provides that AI-assisted inventions are not categorically unpatentable. The guidance instructs examiners on how to determine the correct inventor(s) to be named in a patent or patent application for inventions created by humans with the assistance of one or more AI systems”. Read more

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