U.K. Court of Appeals Rules DABUS AI Software Cannot be Named Patent Inventor

    On September 21, 2021, the Court of Appeals of England and Wales ruled that AI software cannot be named as a patent inventor.

    Founder of software company Imagination Engines Stephen Thaler, has attempted to file multiple patents that name the AI software technology “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience,” or DABUS, as patent inventor. However, the Court argued that “A patent is a statutory right and it can only be granted to a person,” thus dismissing Thaler’s claims.

    Read more at the Register

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