Horton Comments on First Patent to List AI as Inventor

06 August 2021 Legaltech News News

Senior Counsel Matt Horton was quoted in a Legaltech article, “It’s Official: ‘AI Inventors’ Have Arrived. But Most Patent Offices Won’t Recognize Them,” about the ramifications of the first patent to be granted to an artificial intelligence machine as an inventor.

Horton said if some countries stray from disqualifying patents that list AI as an inventor, standardization and treaty agreements could be jeopardized. “There could be certain countries that say we want to cast ourselves as forward-thinking but the problem they may have with this, and Australia will have, is that patent laws generally need to have harmony because of treaty agreements,” he said.


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