UK Supreme Court rejects AI as patent inventor in landmark case

Court unanimously upheld the decision of Intellectual Property Office

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UK Supreme Court rejects AI as patent inventor in landmark case
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UK Supreme Court rejects AI as patent inventor in landmark case

The UK Supreme Court has ruled against a US computer scientist, Stephen Thaler, in his attempt to register patents for inventions generated by his AI system.

Thaler, founder of Imagination Engines Inc, a company specialising in advanced artificial neural network technology, had sought patents for two inventions, a beverage holder, and an emergency light...

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