Often, when the AI identifies a drug, and experiments confirm it is useful for the intended purpose, the drug can be patented. But what about the AI itself – can the AI be protected by patents, and should you try to?
What do you do if, before you have obtained a granted patent, a third party starts selling a product that looks like your invention? Is there anything you can do to stop the third party? Does your patent application provide you with any rights before the patent is granted? Parminder Lally and Simon Ambroz answer these questions.
It is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions at the European Patent Office (EPO). In particular, it is possible to patent computer-implemented inventions (CIIs) which function in the real-world.
Imagine this. You have a friend, Mrs Py, who is a UK resident and an enthusiastic inventor. Recently, Mrs Py invented an electronic paralyser which can be fitted into a pen.
Many of us are familiar with binge-watching TV series on Netflix, but few of us are familiar with Netflix’s vast intellectual property (IP) portfolio. We take a look at Netflix’s IP story in this article, which contains as many twists and turns as one of its original dramas.
In the present climate it is clear that there is enormous pressure on healthcare systems across the globe. Further, an increasingly aging population leads to a number of healthcare challenges including that people are living longer generally with one or more chronic conditions.
Many start-up companies are developing artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, from AI-driven drug discovery to AI-based fruit harvesting. Many of these companies protect their AI inventions by filing patent applications.
A smart IP strategy for your smart devices: attorney Parminder Lally looks at internet of things innovation and IP
First published in Cambridge Catalyst, Parminder Lally explores how the pandemic has accelerated innovation. Wow, what a strange year 2020 has turned out to be! For the January issue, I was asked to write about my tech and IP predictions, but I did not predict that many of us would become remote workers almost overnight. […]
We live in an increasingly digital world – not only do more of us communicate with each other and access information or content using ‘apps’ and the internet, but some of the work we may have previously conducted in the ‘real’ or physical world is now being performed using computer simulations or digital twins. For […]