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John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman is the author of "EPO denies AI as Inventor". Summary: The European Patent Office EPO recently denied an application in which the inventor was listed as DABUS, “a type…of artificial intelligence,” ruling that the inventor must be a human being. 1 Not only does this argument fly in the face of the history of invention creating, but also certainly in the future of same. Invention by machine is inevitable it’s been with us in some form for decades and is accelerating quickly. The sooner we define the structure by which AI invention is acceptable, the sooner the EPO will be able to handle reality

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Do Investors Care About IP Anymore? When IP Is a Consideration in Devising Investment Strategies

It's been two decades since Intellectual Property (IP) and its development became a defining element in investment strategies for parties on both sides of the negotiation table. In the late 1990's, investors wanted their dot-com startup companies to have patents, as it would help the company appear innovative. Even after the dot-coms went bust, investors regarded IP as upside protection; meaning, if the company went under, the IP portion of the portfolio could keep the deal from being a complete loss. Investors, like Venture Capitalists (VCs), who got burned by multiple failed investment efforts, turned their interest towards start-up companies with a strong balance sheet versus those with no revenue potential. For example, if pre-investment research showed that the start-up had a Freedom to Operate (FTO), then IP became a more important consideration on an investor's check list.

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ipCapital Group's 16th Annual Thought Leadership Conference

March 18th - 20th, 2020
Join ipCG for one and a half days focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in intellectual property (IP) development and management. Speakers will address their AI project efforts, and discuss strategies for use, benefits, pitfalls, and outcomes - plus what is on the horizon - in this exciting and potentially disruptive area. As is customary for ipCG’s events, ample time will be allocated to roundtable discussion and Q&A on the topics presented with the attendees.

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John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, Nancy Edwards Cronin, Principal Partner, and Bruce Story, Senior Advisor are among 300 of the world’s pre-eminent IP strategists named in the latest edition of IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

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ipCapital Group's 16th Annual Thought Leadership Conference

The New Frontier: AI in Intellectual Property

 

March 18th - 20th, 2020 | Bonita Springs, FL
Hyatt Coconut Point Resort

Registration is OPEN: please click here to register for this event.

Join ipCG for one and a half days focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in intellectual property (IP) development and management. Speakers will address their AI project efforts, and discuss strategies for use, benefits, pitfalls, and outcomes - plus what is on the horizon - in this exciting and potentially disruptive area.

As is customary for ipCG’s events, ample time will be allocated to roundtable discussion and Q&A on the topics presented with the attendees.

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