UK remains firm: AI cannot patent inventions

Tom Allen
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AI systems can support inventors but don't show the creativity to be inventors themselves, a recent consultation found
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AI systems can support inventors but don't show the creativity to be inventors themselves, a recent consultation found

The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has sided with its US counterpart to decide that artificial intelligence systems cannot patent inventions.

That goes against decisions in Australia and South Africa, which ruled in favour of AI. A patent is used to assign ownership of a new invention to its creator, preventing anyone from legally cop...

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