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Global interactive guide on computer-implemented inventions

September 16, 2020

Our global comparative piece examines the current state of the law on the patentability of CIIs across a number of key jurisdictions.

Cryptocurrencies are property capable of being held on trust New Zealand High Court holds

May 05, 2020

In Ruscoe v Cryptopia Ltd (in Liquidation) [2020] NZHC 728 the New Zealand High Court held that cryptocurrencies, as digital assets, are a form of property that are capable of being held on trust.

The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform

March 24, 2020

This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.

Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 2: Should Artificial Intelligence machines be recognised as owners of IP?

March 10, 2020

In the second article of this two-part series, we consider whether AI machines should be recognised as the ‘owners’ of the IP create.

Stranger than Sci-Fi Part 1: Can (and should) Artificial Intelligence machines own intellectual property?

March 03, 2020

In the first article of this two-part series, we explore how existing Australian copyright and patent legislation deals with ownership of AI-generated IP.

AU: CIIs: Encompass Repipe-d

February 25, 2020

On 22 Nov 2019, McKerracher J handed down his decision in Repipe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2019] FCA 1956, the latest in a line of cases considering the patentability of computer implemented inventions

Who controls the works produced by artificial intelligence?

January 07, 2020

Seiko Hidaka and Will Garton discuss the role of Intellectual Property in a world where the machine is creating new and better things autonomously.

CIIs – The Australian Full Court Encompass Decision

October 22, 2019

IP lawyers Harrison Ottaway and Helen Macpherson discuss the contentious topic of the patentability of computer implemented inventions (CII) in Australian patent law.

Do you need to see your competitor’s source code before you bring an infringement claim?

June 19, 2019

A recent UK court decision has highlighted the difficulties in obtaining pre-action disclosure of allegedly infringing and confidential source code.

European Patent Office provides guidance on artificial intelligence patentability

November 13, 2018

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently issued guidance on the patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. What does this mean for businesses in the field?