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Artificial intelligence as inventor: exploring the consequences for patent law

Bonadio, Enrico, Mcdonagh, Luke and Dinev, Plamen (2021) Artificial intelligence as inventor: exploring the consequences for patent law. Intellectual Property Quarterly (1). 48 - 66. ISSN 1364-906X

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Abstract

Discusses the challenges which the creative output of artificial intelligence poses for patent law. Reviews the growth of machine-generated inventions, the requirements for patentability, including novelty and inventive step, what constitutes "inventorship", the approaches adopted by the EU, the UK and the US, and whether they achieve the optimum social welfare effect. Considers alternative approaches, and notes the potential role of ownership.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 Thomson Reuters.
Divisions: Law
Subjects: T Technology
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 16:15
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108427

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