Patenting Software Modules

One of the biggest challenges in writing patents for computer-implemented inventions (CII) or "software patents" is the level of disclosure that is required. A patent examiner can reject the patent application in Europe for lack of enabling disclosure (as we have previously reported here) or for "indefiniteness" in the United...

Webinar: Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

This webinar aims at providing a general overview of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and intellectual property. During the training participants will have the chance to learn about: What do we understand by intellectual property in artificial intelligence? What rights are there in data used by machine learning in AI? How...

Abstract Ideas – Patent Rejections in the United States

In computer science and informatics objections, it’s been very common in the past few years for patent applications to be initially rejected on the grounds, that the invention is only an “abstract idea” and therefore ineligible for a patent.  The US PTO issued patent eligibility guidelines 18 months ago in an attempt...