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Using AI to invent therapeutics: should artificial intelligence be recognised for inventive activity?

Two patent applications naming artificial intelligence as the sole inventor were refused by the European Patent Office following oral proceedings on the grounds that an inventor must be a human being. Is a machine capable of truly inventive activity? If so, what are the implications for the protection of the resulting technology?

Full article: https://www.spruson.com/patents/using-ai-to-invent-therapeutics-should-artificial-intelligence-be-recognised-for-inventive-activity/

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