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Mar 5

Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions Webinar

Hosted by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Event Details

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Event Description

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a webinar on inventorship guidance for inventions assisted by Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Tuesday, March 5, from 1-2 p.m. ET. This guidance is pursuant to President Biden's Executive Order 14110 on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence with provisions addressing IP equities, October 30, 2023. The guidance provides clarity for USPTO stakeholders and personnel, including the Central Reexamination Unit and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), on how the USPTO will analyze inventorship issues as AI systems, including generative AI, play a greater role in the innovation process.

The Inventorship guidance for AI-assisted inventions embraces the use of AI and 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.