In U.S., Only Humans Can Be Inventors or Creators

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In the U.S., patents are issued to inventors and copyrights are registered to authors. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been gaining traction in automation of business processes, creating more efficient applications, and gathering of data analysis. However, as seen with the recent U.S. Copyright Office’s recent Copyright Review Board’s (CRB) decision demonstrates that under U.S. copyright …

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Fed Circuit Watch: District Court Bungles Inventorship Issue, Holds Federal Circuit

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In a blend of jurisdictional and patent formality law, James v. J2 Cloud Services, LLC,[1] deals with the question of whether the inventor retained ownership over a patent so he had standing to sue for correction-of-inventorship under 35 U.S.C. §256. The vehicle used was an agreement, so much of the analysis is an understanding of …

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