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UK IP Office Issues Guidance on AI-Devised Inventions

The United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office has announced that for the time being artificial intelligence (AI) systems will not be recognized as inventors of patentable inventions in the UK and therefore no changes to UK patent law in relation to this will be made. The predominant view is that “AI is not yet advanced enough to invent without human intervention”. However, the Office appears open to reconsidering this issue at a later date.

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