Machines Cannot be Inventors

Machines Cannot be Inventors

Invention
Last year, a human filed a patent application for an invention, though this application was different because the inventor listed was not the human - it was a machine. The invention was called “Devices and Methods for Attracting Enhanced Attention,” and the inventor was a so-called creativity machine referred to as “DABUS Invention Generated by Artificial Intelligence. The man filing the application claimed he was the legal representative of DABUS, though he did not sign his own oath or declaration as inventors must do as part of the application. So, what happened to this application? Can a machine be an inventor and gain patent rights? As of now, the answer is “no,” since the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied the application. The applicant claimed that DABUS was…
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Protecting Your Invention

Protecting Your Invention

Invention
Coming up with a new invention is an exciting time. You might know that you have a product that will be successful, but it is imperative that you take certain steps to protect your invention and ensure success. Two important steps include patenting your invention and trademarking your brand. Patents Applying for a patent can be a complex task. You first need to make sure that your invention is patentable before you go through the process. Often, even if your invention is patentable, your application can be denied due to insufficient supporting documents or information. Obtaining a patent takes time and resources, so you want to have proper legal assistance throughout this process. In many cases, inventors might obtain a provisional patent first to shop their product around, and might…
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