EPO denies AI as Inventor

John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman is the author of “EPO denies AI as Inventor“.

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. 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.