Intellectual Property for Inventions by Artificial Intelligence

by Ryan Abbott

Intellectual Property for Inventions by Artificial Intelligence

by Ryan Abbott
Ryan Abbott
Case Owner
A group of patent attorneys working to obtain the first ever patent for an invention explicitly generated autonomously by an artificial intelligence (AI).
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on 19th September 2019
£300
pledged of £1,000 target from 3 pledges
Ryan Abbott
Case Owner
A group of patent attorneys working to obtain the first ever patent for an invention explicitly generated autonomously by an artificial intelligence (AI).

We are a team of patent attorneys who have filed the first patent applications explicitly claiming inventions made autonomously by an artificial intelligence (AI).  

AI has been capable of generating innovation for decades, and today's AI is now routinely automating human intellectual activity—from composing new songs to facilitating research in drug discovery. As AI continues to get exponentially faster, better, and cheaper, we should all benefit from more AI innovation. But, this is mostly likely to occur if we have the right kinds of incentives for people to create and develop AI systems that are able to invent. Allowing intellectual property rights and patents for "AI-generated inventions" will encourage the creation of inventive AI. 

There is a near-complete absence of law on the subject of AI-generated inventions. This is a problem, because in the absence of such laws, it is not clear if AI-generated inventions could receive patent protections, who, or what, would be the inventor, and who would be the owner of any inventions. 

We have now filed two patent applications for AI-generated inventions to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and as a "worldwide" PCT application. Before our filings, no one had ever disclosed an invention was made autonomously by an AI.

Already, the UKIPO has reported the AI's inventions appear to qualify for patent protection, but without yet considering the issues of inventorship and whether this will prohibit patent protection. 

Now, we need more support to move these cases forward. Although the attorneys have all been working on a volunteer basis without charge, some patent office and court fees are quite significant. There are also even more substantial expenses associated with filing cases in court to secure protection. 

More support means we can bring this case in more jurisdictions, and prosecute these applications properly. We are now seeking a minimum of $1,000 to file the applications in additional jurisdictions, with a larger goal of $50,000. This is our projected amount for filing, appealing, and filing judicial appeals in major jurisdictions

The team working on this case is:

If you are interested in learning more about the project, please visit www.artificialinventor.com 

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