The guidance provides instructions to examiners and stakeholders on how to determine whether the human contribution to an innovation is significant enough to qualify for a patent when artificial intelligence (AI) also contributed.

The NMTI medal is awarded to individuals, teams (up to four individuals), and companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to the nation. 

Given the incredible reach of AI across technologies and organizations, diversifying the AI innovation ecosystem could produce substantial economic gains.

New USPTO study for Congress finds pro bono programs expanding access to the patent system for financially underresourced innovators.

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- Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO