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AI Inventorship

AI Inventorship and Intellectual Property – Would You Like to Pay Rent to a Machine?

On August 6, 2020, Dr. Stephen Thaler filed a lawsuit against the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. At the heart of the dispute, is the USPTO’s recent conclusion that Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be an inventor. I am not surprised by USPTO’s conclusion given the current …

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COVID-19 Vaccines, Patents and Human Rights

The world is enduring the onslaught of COVID-19 and to date, an estimated four million have died as a result.  But parts of the world are moving into a post-pandemic state due to effective vaccines.  The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are each highly effective at preventing hospitalization …

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