United States Federal Judge Stated that Artificial Intelligence cannot be listed as an inventor on any patent because it is not a person. I am an intellectual property and patent lawyer here to answer any of your questions. Ask me anything!
I am Attorney Dawn Ross, an intellectual property and patent attorney at Sparks Law. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was sued by Stephen Thaler of the Artificial Inventor Project, as the office had denied his patent listing the AI named DABUS as the inventor. Recently a United States Federal Judge ruled that under current law, Artificial Intelligence cannot be listed as an inventor on any United States patent. The Patent Act states that an inventor is referenced as an “individual” and uses the verb “believes”, referring to the inventor being a natural person.
Here is my proof (https://www.facebook.com/SparksLawPractice/photos/a.1119279624821116/4400519830030396), a recent article from Gizmodo.com about the court ruling on how Artificial Intelligence cannot be listed as an inventor, and an overview of intellectual property and patents.
The purpose of this Ask Me Anything is to discuss intellectual property rights and patent law. My responses should not be taken as legal advice.
Dawn Ross will be available 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST today, October 20, 2021 to answer questions.