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AI and intellectual property: humans vs robots?

AI is increasingly being used in developments and creations for a whole range of industries, from medical devices to climate change solutions and even music and video games. But who owns the intellectual property in these creations and will humans be battling against robots in future patent litigation cases? For a helpful summary of the current trajectory, read our IP partner Claire Smith's article on the responses to the UK Government's call for views on the relationship between AI and IP. 

Covering questions such as "Can AI be an “inventor” for patenting purposes?" to "Who should own any invention that an AI system creates?" and whether current copyright laws are generally adequate and adaptable enough to cover situations where copyright materials are used to train or develop AI software - the responses give us a glimpse into the future and the challenges IP laws face when intersecting with a rapidly evolving technology.

those who responded were positive about the future where AI supports human researchers, creators and inventors in developing new technologies


artificial intelligence, technology, commercial and ip transactions