MONTH-IN-BRIEF (Oct 2020)
USPTO Releases Report on Artificial Intelligence
By Dredeir Roberts, In-House Counsel at Core States Group and ABA Business Law Fellow
On October 6, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a report on artificial intelligence titled “Public Views on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy” (the Report). The Report is the result of USPTO experts examining responses from their August 27, 2019 and October 30, 2019 requests for comments on patenting artificial intelligence (AI) inventions and other intellectual property considerations for AI. Part 1 of the Report focuses on the legal considerations for patenting AI. Part 2 focuses on all other intellectual property protections available to AI technology. The USPTO hopes this Report helps examiners and stakeholders better understand the intellectual property rights available to AI technology.
Ninth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Modified Terms Despite "Change of Terms" Clause
By John E. Ottaviani, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP