AI as an Inventor? . . . Not so Fast

In December, the United Kingdom (the “U.K.”) became the fourth jurisdiction to reach a final determination that a generative AI platform could not be named as an inventor on a patent. Like courts in the United States, Australia and Taiwan before it, the U.K. Supreme Court relied on statutory language to hold that “an inventor within the meaning of the 1977 [U.K. Patent] Act must be a natural person and [the AI] is not a person at all, let alone a natural person.”…
By: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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