“The UK Patents Act leaves no doubt that an inventor is a person…” Alex Korenberg, Partner & AI Expert, comments on the recent response from the UK patent office whether an AI can be named an inventor
The UK patent office has made a sensible clarification of its Formalities Manual in response to some test cases filed recently to see if an AI can be named as an inventor in the UK. The UK Patents Act leaves no doubt that an inventor is a person (see Patents Act Section 7(2)(a) read together with Section 7(2)(b)). There is therefore no room for an AI to be an inventor until such time as a programmed machine can be considered a person in a legal sense. Click below to read more.