UK’s top court rules AI can’t be patent ‘inventor’ – Times of India

UK's top court rules AI can't be patent 'inventor' - Times of India

LONDON: An American computer scientist on Wednesday lost his bid to register a patent on his invention. Artificial intelligence The system is in a landmark case in the UK about whether AI can own patent rights. Stephen Thaler wanted to obtain two patents in the UK for inventions that he said his “creative machine” had devised. Dobs.
His attempt to register a patent was rejected by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office on the grounds that the inventor must be a human or a company rather than a machine.
He appealed to the UK Supreme Court, which unanimously dismissed his appeal as “an inventor must be a natural person” under UK patent law.
“This appeal bears no relation to the broader question of whether technological advances generated by autonomous and AI-powered machines should be patentable,” the judge said. “Nor is it relevant to the question of whether the meaning of the term ‘inventor’ should be expanded . . . to include AI-powered machines that create new and obscure products and processes that are thought to that offer advantages over products and processes that are already known.”
Thaler lost a similar bid in the US, where the SC refused to hear a challenge to the Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to issue patents for AI-generated inventions.

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