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AI cannot be named as inventor on patent applications

Written by Daniel van Herck :: [Friday, 24 December 2021 12:40]
Created Friday, 24 December 2021 Hits 106 views

Legal Board of Appeal rules that an inventor must be human, dismissing the appeals on the two DABUS applications which named an Artificial Intelligence as the inventor.

The Legal Board of Appeal confirmed the decisions of the Receiving Section of the European Patent Office to refuse the applications  in which an artificial intelligence system called DABUS was designated as inventor in the application forms. The Legal Board of Appeal also refused the auxiliary request according to which no person had been identified as inventor but merely a natural person was indicated to have "the right to the European Patent by virtue of being the owner and creator of" the artificial intelligence system DABUS.

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