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).
The USPTO announced Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions in the Federal Register. This guidance is pursuant to President Biden's Executive Order 14110 on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (October 30, 2023) with provisions addressing IP equities. The guidance, which is effective on February 13, 2024, provides instructions to USPTO personnel and stakeholders on determining the correct inventor(s) to be named in a patent or patent application for inventions created by humans with the assistance of one or more AI systems.
The USPTO will host a webinar on Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions on Tuesday, March 5, from 1-2 p.m. ET. USPTO personnel will provide an overview of the guidance and answer stakeholder questions relating to the guidance.
This event is free and open to the public, but virtual space is limited, so please register early.
The agenda is forthcoming. Questions about this event and the guidance should be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.