USPTO Denies Petition for Artificial Intelligence Patent Inventorship Status

    On April 22, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled that an artificial intelligence (AI) system cannot be credited as an inventor on a U.S. patent application, and that only “natural persons” are qualified for inventorship status.

    The decision comes in light of a patent application for a beacon light emissions technology control system, wherein the AI system’s creator Stephen Thaler designated himself as the assignee and the AI system, DABUS, as the inventor.

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