Navigating the Intersection of AI and Patent Law: The Global Debate on AI Inventorship

Anisha Chadha & Imani Wilson

02 Jul 2024

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Navigating the Intersection of AI and Patent Law: The Global Debate on AI Inventorship

A patent grants exclusive rights to inventors, allowing them sole control over their inventions' use, sale, and importation within a specific country for a limited time. The patent system incentivizes inventors by granting exclusive rights to their creations, thereby promoting innovation through the dissemination of knowledge. However, with AI assuming an increasingly influential role in technological progress, questions have surfaced regarding its integration into the patent framework. Can a system originally designed for human innovators effectively accommodate AI-generated inventions? This inquiry has sparked significant discourse within legal and technological communities. Furthermore, recent trends highlight an interest in patenting AI and ML technologies, underscoring their pivotal role in shaping future innovations across diverse industries. Analysis of search trends on Google over the past two years reveals a remarkable 367% in queries related to AI patenting.

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