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Patents and Artificial Intelligence

IP strategy for companies active in the AI field
No matter what your core business is, the chance you will be dealing with Artificial Intelligence (AI) now or in the near future is high. Innovation is ready to take a sprint when AI solutions are applied. However, how does this affect your IP strategy? How do you protect your innovation, what should be disclosed or what is patentable? NLO is here to advise you on all AI patent issues.

NLO offers you the unique combination of highly skilled AI patent experts and experienced attorneys in your field of business. Inventors profit from the seamless collaboration between NLO attorneys involved in Telecommunications & Software with their counterparts in the Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering & Physics and Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals teams.

Our experts, combined in the AI Taskforce, proactively recognise all AI-related developments in the market. They also keep a sharp eye on all relevant legal matters. because the AI-field is relatively new it is important to keep up with the latest jurisprudence. Due to the composition of the AI Taskforce, all the important jurisdictions are covered.

AI & Patents - articles

Patenting artificial intelligence in the life sciences: a practical guide

Discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) is booming and examples of AI applications are being reported in all technical fields, including the life sciences. While there is much hype about the fourth industrial revolution and how companies in all fields will either reap benefits from AI or be threatened by it, there is a need for detailed advice on how to deal with AI innovations. This article by Harm van der Heijden and Caroline Pallard attempts to give specific pointers on the application of AI in the life sciences field.

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AI inventions and sufficiency of disclosure - when enough is enough

How can you adequately patent AI-related inventions? In his article 'AI inventions and sufficiency of disclosure - when enough is enough', Harm van der Heijden explores the disclosing of AI inventions, particularly in view of the requirement that a patent application discloses an invention in sufficient detail for a skilled person to work that invention.

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Is China the new AI leader? Not yet

Artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing our way of living and it is forming an exciting future for human beings. China is widely believed that it is already or at least will be the leader soon in this new technology revolution, and the Chinese government is not shy in promoting AI developments in China.

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Prosecution of AI-based business methods

Understanding how AI inventions will be treated by the European Patent Office requires an understanding of how EPO currently treats computer implemented inventions. The AI related application is a step closer to successful prosecution if the invention is applied to a field of technology. What happens however, when AI is applied to “non-technical” fields like business and commerce? Ranjini Dietsche discusses this topic in the article ‘Prosecution of AI-based business methods’.

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The chasm between US and EU software-related inventions

There are some marked differences between patenting software-related inventions in the European Union and the United States but following certain rules can help applicants to protect their rights on both sides of the Atlantic. Marta Alvarez Guede and Katelyn Bernier guide you over the hurdles.

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Computer implemented simulations
G1/19 Amicus Curiae selections

With the oral proceedings for the referral G 1/19 scheduled on July 15, 2020, it might be worth looking into the perspective of some of the third parties interested in the outcome of the referral. Marta Alvarez Guede and Ranjini Dietsche give an overview.

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Our experts already work for a large number of clients from different industries, proving that our combined expertise approach is successful. We would be happy to advise you and your company on AI-related patents. Please contact us, you can find our contact details below.

  • Harm van der Heijden - Telecommunications & Software
  • Caroline Pallard - Life Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Marta Alvarez Guede - Electrical Engineering
  • Wouter Rogiest - Electrical Engineering
  • Ranjini Dietsche - Telecommunications & Software
  • Miriam Vázquez Vázquez - Electrical Engineering
  • Huaizhou Shi - Telecommunications & Software