Impact of the proliferation of AI on prior art and PHOSITA listening session

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) plays an important role in incentivizing and protecting innovation, including innovation enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), to ensure continued U.S. leadership in AI and other emerging technologies (ET).

On April 30, 2024, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice requesting comments regarding the Impact of the Proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Prior Art, the Knowledge of a Person Having Ordinary Skill in the Art (PHOSITA), and Determinations of Patentability Made in View of the Foregoing. The purpose of the listening session is to obtain public input from stakeholders on the impact of the proliferation of AI on prior art and PHOSITA, as set forth in the questions presented in the Federal Register Notice of April 30, 2024.

The listening session will be held on July 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET virtually and in person at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, USPTO headquarters, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia.

If you want to speak at the listening session, register by July 19, 2024, 8 p.m. ET. To attend either in person or virtually, but not speak at the event, register by July 25, 2024, 8 a.m. ET. Seating is limited for in-person attendance, so register early.

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Impact of the proliferation of AI on prior art and person having ordinary skill in the art (PHOSITA) listening session

National Investors Hall of Fame Museum, USPTO headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia

July 25, 2024

Opening Remarks
Overview of the RFC on impact of AI on prior art and PHOSITA
Listening Session
Closing Remarks

Accessibility accommodation


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This event is part of a series: AI Partnership