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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.

The year that was for DABUS, the world’s first AI ‘inventor’

December 13, 2021

While many of us (in Australia at least), have spent the better part of the last two years locked down, sitting on the couch waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, judges and patent examiners around the world have been busy grappling with questions ranging from the mundane (legislative interpretation) to the existential (what it means to be ‘a creator’ ).

NFTs and copyright infringement: Miramax v Tarantino

November 25, 2021

Director Quentin Tarantino recently announced that he would be auctioning as non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) excerpts from the original handwritten screenplay of the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

Where data meets IP - protecting business data in a commercial context

November 15, 2021

In this publication we give some some practical tips that businesses transacting with data should consider when licensing their data to third parties.

Where Data Meets IP

November 08, 2021

One key strategy to protect your business’ data is to characterize, and protect, that data as intellectual property.

AI Inventorship on the Horizon: Part 3

November 04, 2021

In this last instalment of our three part blog series, we consider the policy and legal implications of permitting or prohibiting AI to be an inventor, with a focus on the Canadian context.

AI Inventorship on the Horizon: Part 2

October 29, 2021

In Part 2 we will analyze the Australian Federal Court’s judgment in more detail, and compare it to decisions reached by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

NFTs and Intellectual Property Rights

October 25, 2021

We unravel some of the mystery surrounding NFTs and provide an insight into the intellectual property opportunities and pitfalls that a business should be aware of.

AI Inventorship on the Horizon: Part 1

October 05, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) machines may soon come to mind when you hear the word “inventor".

IP monitor: Government of Canada initiates consultation on modernizing copyright framework for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things

August 12, 2021

The Canadian federal government has launched a public consultation on adapting Canada’s copyright framework to ongoing developments in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.