I have been monitoring patent application filings around the world that list DABUS (the “Device for the Autonomous Bootingstraiming of Unified Sentience”) as the sole inventor. At issue is whether an Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine alone can be listed as an inventor on a patent application. A detailed chart, with country-by-country decisions, can be found here: Can an Artificial Intelligence (AI) be an Inventor?
In today’s posting, I provide updates to this article. These come from the respective decisions of the patent offices, or related appellant courts, of New Zealand, EPO, and the UK.
The major finding is that while the patent offices or appellant courts of these jurisdictions continue to refuse to allow an Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine to be listed as a sole inventor, an AI machine can be listed as an inventor so long as there is at least one human inventor listed jointly. That is, at least for these jurisdictions:
Details for each of these jurisdictions follow.
Read the full article at the link below.