Two recent decisions of the European Patent Office’s Boards of Appeal illustrate a risk faced by patent applications for artificial intelligence inventions: if the application does not describe the AI in enough detail then it can be refused for insufficient disclosure and lack of inventive step.
Insights: Computers & Software
Changes to the European Patent Office Guidelines for Assessing the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions following the Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision in G1/19
The European Patent Office (EPO) Guidelines relating to the patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions (CIIs) have been significantly amended following the publication of the seminal Enlarged Board of Appeal decision G1/19 on the patentability of computer simulations, reported here in 2021. The update places the T641/00 “COMVIK” approach at the centre of the test for patentability of CIIs, and includes a new discussion of its application to Artificial Intelligence inventions.
In this insight, we will aim to demystify AI and explain some of the commonly used concepts underpinning its implementation.
Optis And Unwired Planet v Apple  EWHC 2564 (Pat) – in FRAND disputes what is a willing licensee? And does Apple’s desire to “pick and choose” make them an unwilling licensee?
The expected standard of behaviour of a Standard Essential Patent (SEP) holder and a potential licensee involved in a patent dispute, and considers the opposing arguments put forward by Optis and Unwired Planet (as patentee) and Apple (as defendant) seeking to determine the correct approach to negotiating a licence on Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
Reddie & Grose’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) newsletter, a collection of insights into how patents can protect AI related inventions, and what AI can do for the intellectual property world.
Following the European Patent Office’s decision to refuse two European patent applications in which an AI system, referred to as DABUS, was designated as inventor. The Board of Appeal hears arguments requesting that the decision to refuse be set aside and that the DABUS AI system be named as the inventor as the actual deviser of the invention.
We are pleased to introduce our new newsletter, Sustainable Future: Exploring innovations for the Energy Transition and Circular Economy.
Reddie & Grose LLP recently participated in London Climate Action Week, delivering a presentation entitled “Innovations for a Sustainable Lifestyle”. Rather than focussing on large-scale global or societal technological fixes, we very much wanted to highlight the changes that individuals could make in their own lives to be better ancestors to future generations. The presentation focussed on innovation in four areas of our everyday lives – food, fashion, home and plastics – and discussed ways in which innovation can help us reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet.
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