An artificial intelligence named inventor of a patent application?

Ip world
PubliƩ le 5 October 2021

We have already told you about Dabus, the artificial intelligence to which the European Patent Office has refused inventor status. It was 2020 and it made sense to us.

Since then, two foreign courts have had to rule on the same question for the same patent application.

And the verdict in both cases was the recognition of inventor quality in favor of artificial intelligence.

This is happening on the one hand in South Africa and on the other hand in Australia where the Federal Court overturned the decision of the Patent Office and authorized the designation of Dabus as inventor, the holder of the patent application remaining its creator, Stephen Thaler.

So has it become archaic to consider that the inventor of a patent application must necessarily be a natural person?

To be continued since the file is pending before the US Congress.


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