The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees – episode 32 – understanding the UK IPO’s latest guidance on AI patent applications  

In March 2021, the UK government instructed the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) to publish enhanced guidelines on the examination of patent applications relating to artificial intelligence-based (AI) inventions. In September 2022, these guidelines were released.  

In this episode, senior associate and patent attorney Paul Roscoe, and patent attorney Matthew Bennett, give an in-depth analysis of the new UK IPO guidance, and what it means for those seeking to protect AI innovation.  

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The Greenshoots Podcast by Appleyard Lees is a conversation about intellectual property, focused on what matters most to innovators, inventors and brand owners, right now. In each episode, intellectual property specialists discuss the essential issues facing those who create, or protect, IP.

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