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USPTO Seeks Comments on Patenting AI-based Inventions

By Aaron Gin — The public comment period regarding patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) invention is closing tomorrow, Friday, October 11, 2019. In a Notice posted August 27, 2019, USPTO Director Iancu sought public input on issues relating to AI-based inventions in an effort to determine whether further AI-specific guidance should be provided to the Examiner corps. The Notice centered around twelve questions involving topics ranging from AI patent policy to whether new forms of intellectual property protection are needed. The questions are summarized as follows: 1. What are the main elements of an AI-based invention? 2. What are the…

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