Digital transformation is discussed and practiced in various industries across China and the whole world. Artificial Intelligence (AI) related inventions have become important intangible assets that innovative entities are competing to accumulate.
Accordingly, the patent examination practice and application strategy of AI-related inventions have also become a hot topic in recent years. In addition to AI itself, the ‘computer-implemented inventions for new industries’ also include the fields that are related to the implementation scenarios of AI, such as ‘big data’ and ‘business methods’.
The innovation points of such inventions may be the technical means itself, or may focus on business rules or management rules, or may be embodied as algorithms. The diversity of innovation points leads to differences in the patent examination in this field, compared to the patent examination in the traditional electricity field.
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