Inside AI Policy

May 24, 2024

IBM urges Patent Office to adjust elements of guidance on AI-assisted inventions

By Charlie Mitchell / May 15, 2024

IBM Corp. is offering support for key aspects of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s guidance on “inventorship” and AI-assisted inventions while highlighting a handful of issues for USPTO to revisit, in comments on an initiative launched under President Biden’s Oct. 30 executive order on AI.

IBM in its filing says it agrees with “three key points” in the guidance: “that AI-assisted inventions are not categorically unpatentable”; that the creation of an AI system “is not sufficient to establish...

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