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Federal Court of Canada continues to support patentability of computer-implemented inventions

August 01, 2022

In Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada, 2022 FC 9231, the Federal Court of Canada set aside the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s (CIPO) refusal of patent applications for two computer-implemented inventions relating to colour selection methods using experimentally derived relationships for colour harmony and colour emotion.

UK AI: UK consults on non-statutory cross-sectoral guidance principles for regulating AI – final approach still some way off

July 27, 2022

On 18 July 2022, the UK Government put forward proposals on the future regulation of Artificial Intelligence. The approach anticipates a horizontal non-statutory overlay addressing key areas of AI regulatory novelty to attain consistency and coherence, while allowing sectoral flexibility.

UK Government responds on AI and IP rights to allow text and data mining of copyright works in all circumstances

July 01, 2022

The UK Government has published its response to the consultation on AI and IP rights (our recent blog post sets out a detailed overview of the questions raised by the consultation), having held several roundtables and received detailed written responses from participants across industries.

Canada's artificial intelligence legislation is here

June 28, 2022

On 16 June 2022 the Canadian federal government introduced Bill C-27, also known as the Digital Charter Implementation Act 2022.

AI and diversity and inclusion – Creating an inclusive culture powered by technology

June 15, 2022

Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (or AI) and machine learning are opening up new ways to derive novel insights and augment decision making for more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Demise of the machines: Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia overturns ruling on artificial intelligence as a patent ‘inventor’

May 05, 2022

After a somewhat surprising victory in the Federal Court last year (about which we wrote in our article ‘Rise of the Machines’), the hopes that an artificial intelligence machine, nicknamed DABUS, could be named as the inventor on a patent application have now been dashed by the Full Court. In short, the Full Court upheld an appeal by the Commissioner, ultimately finding that Dr Thaler’s patent application had indeed lapsed for failure to name an ‘inventor’ as required by the relevant regulations.

Copyright protection for AI-created work?

March 21, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are capable of creating a wide range of artistic, musical, and literary works and inventions without human involvement. These AI creations raise challenges to intellectual property (IP) frameworks.

AI inventorship on the horizon: DABUS comes to Canada

February 09, 2022

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently provided a first glimpse into how it will treat the issue of AI inventorship.

European commission considers new civil liability rules for the digital age and artificial intelligence

February 03, 2022

In October 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation (Consultation) on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (AI).

UK Government asks for the public’s views on how to deal with AI and IP rights

December 16, 2021

Following its call for views on AI and the IP framework in early 2021, the UK Government has released another consultation on AI and IP rights.