I just noticed that my little video about AI patents and enablement is approaching 500 views since I uploaded it last Wednesday. That's exceeding my expectations by far, so: Thank you all so much for your likes, shares and comments on Youtube and LinkedIn! Here's the video, in case you've missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjFmVlnENek That said, there's much … Continue reading Patents for AI: much is at stake
One of my favorite questions, obviously. And it came up again in my lecture about patents for startups last Monday. Short answer: It depends on what the software does. If it solves a technical problem, then yes. For an initial "technicality" assessment, rely on your gut feeling, but ask a patent attorney who is specialized … Continue reading Can software be patented?
Do you remember the two patent applications filed in the context of the Artificial Inventor Project which named an AI system called DABUS as inventor and which were refused by the EPO? The EPO has just published the written reasons of the decisions. As a reminder, in the designation of the inventor filed in both … Continue reading Can an AI be an inventor? No, says the EPO
In case you haven't seen it already on the BARDEHLE PAGENBERG newsfeeds, my colleague Patrick Heckeler and I had a short conversation about the pending referral G1/19 and the underlying question whether computer simulations should be patentable at the EPO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAkv4_H35iE I'm very much looking forward to the Enlarged Board's decision. In fact, this decision … Continue reading Patents for computer simulations?
Yesterday was the first Tuesday in 2020 - time for a new entry in the European software patents knowledge base.This decision is about database technology. Lately, I had several applications get rejected in first instance based on the argument that the invention involves only logical query optimization (=non-technical), which is by design encapsulated from the … Continue reading Patents for database technology
Here's a video recording of a talk I gave in April 2019 in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The topic was "IT and software patents in Europe": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0iuFsNP0k Also check out the accompanying article in the EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS knowledge base.
Here's a short video I made for my firm about patents for artificial intelligence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvHK38WkxUg This one's "vlog style" is probably a bit experimental for serious B2B content, especially for the legal industry. So please let me know what you think!
Here's a short video I made for my firm where I share some takeaways on patenting blockchain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qKwM1lDEsk Please share if this is helpful for you!
My partner Peter Hess and I wrote an article for cloudmagazin about patent infringement in the cloud and what cloud providers do to help their customers stay safe. If you can read German, you can check out the article on cloudmagazin.com.
I had a great time in Moscow last week at the 2nd International Conference PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. For the interested, here are the slides of my presentation on "Patents for software and disruptive technologies in Europe".