Director Iancu speaks on the growth and international collaboration of AI

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu spoke at the International Conference on AI-Emerging Technologies and IP in Tel Aviv, Israel, on July 16, 2019. During his remarks, Iancu addressed the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in patenting and the cooperation among international patent offices to utilize and explore AI in patent examination tools and methods. 

“Today, we stand on the cusp of what some call the fourth industrial revolution… the new wave of disruptive technologies is clearly identifiable: artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, 5G communications, biotechnology, and so much more,” said Iancu. At the USPTO, AI technologies are part of about 26% of annual patent filings, a 34% increase in the share of AI patent filings since 2005.

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