It is no question that Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) technologies have popped up in all aspects of society such as online shopping, music streaming, and social networking. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has even reported that patents which incorporate AI has increased from under 5% in 1980 to over 20% in 2018. Among those organizations that utilize AI is the USPTO itself. The USPTO has recently incorporated AI technology into patent examination, specifically with prior art searching and patent classification. These changes may bring a variety of benefits to patent applicants even though their implementation is behind the scenes of the patent application examination process.
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