Patent Law Based Concepts for Promoting Creation and Sharing of Innovations in the Age of Artificial Intelligence ('AI') and Internet of Everything ('IoE')
les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIV No. 4, December 2019
6 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2019
Date Written: 2019
When the Venetians created the first patent system in the 14th Century, the role thereof, as it is widely believed by scholars, lawyers and users of today’s patent systems, has been to encourage inventors not to keep their inventions secret anymore, rather to disclose them through a governmental channel to the public. That would, according to the intention of the creators of the first patent system and still believed to be applicable today, give “followers,” i.e. “improvers” of certain technologies that otherwise would have to be held secret to stand, as Isaac Newton has expressed it, on the shoulders of giants etc., thereby improving the speed of technological developments.
Keywords: Patent Law in the Age of AI, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Everything, IoE
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