Thinking Machines and Patent Law
Liza Vertinsky, Thinking Machines and Patent Law, Chapter to be included in Research Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Edward Elgar Publishing (2018, Forthcoming).
23 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2017
Date Written: September 12, 2017
This chapter focuses on the challenges that a thinking machine paradigm of invention - one in which thinking machines play significant and sometimes dominant roles in the invention process - creates for U.S. patent law. It examines the disconnect between a thinking machine paradigm and the traditional model of invention that lies at the heart of patent law, explores some of the doctrinal challenges and practical problems that result from this disconnect, and concludes with four considerations to inform a patent policy response.
Keywords: patents, artificial intelligence, innovation
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