AI Patent Policy
On August 26, 2019, Laura Peter, the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, posted an update on the USPTO’s efforts to promote and protect AI-technology innovations and entrepreneurship (Read the update). In an effort to address whether additional guidance is necessary, the USPTO today also published a Notice in the Federal Register (Read the notice) requesting information from the public on AI patent-related issues, including feedback on questions pertaining to the intersection of AI and patent law. Representative questions include:
The USPTO is accepting written comments from the public through October 11, 2019.