Patently Necessary? AI Inventors and the Law

Presented by The UCLA Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy.



Artificial Intelligence is rapidly becoming a part of our everyday lives and is the driving force behind a growing number of new technologies. But who gets the patent when an automated system creates its own invention? Current US law requires that an inventor must be a human, even though an increasing amount of innovation is actually done by machines. Should these machines be eligible to qualify as “inventors” under patent law? There are billions of dollars underlying this question, which is currently being considered by the U.S. patent office, as well as by counterparts around the world.

The event will feature two panelists to discuss this question, both of whom are outspoken advocates for reforming America’s patent system:

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Sep 13 2021


3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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