AI and Emerging Technology Partnership engagement and events

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The USPTO’s goal is to foster and protect innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies (ET) and bring those innovations to impact to enhance our country’s economic prosperity and national security and to solve world problems. 

The AI/ET Partnership is an ongoing cooperative effort between the USPTO and the AI/ET community, including academia, independent inventors, small businesses, industry, other government agencies, nonprofits, and civil society. The USPTO seeks to engage the AI/ET community on ongoing and future USPTO AI/ET efforts, such as using AI and ET within the agency to enhance the quality and efficiency of patent and trademark examination. Additionally, the USPTO seeks the public’s views on various intellectual property (IP) policy issues that uniquely affect the AI/ET community.

The AI/ET Partnership will begin with a series of meetings exploring AI/ET-related initiatives at the USPTO and IP policy issues impacted by AI and other ET. Participants from across the AI/ET community, as well as anyone with an interest in AI/ET, are encouraged to participate in these recurring meetings and provide feedback.

Upcoming events

In this webinar on inventorship guidance for inventions assisted by artificial intelligence (AI), USPTO personnel will provide an overview of the guidance and answer questions relating to it.

Mar 27, 2024 - Los Angeles, CA

The USPTO's AI/ET Partnership will hold a public symposium on intellectual property and artificial intelligence on March 27.

Past events

Sep 27, 2023 - Virtual and Alexandria, VA

USPTO AI/ET Partnership meeting will explore various IP policy issues with respect to AI tools and data.

May 8, 2023 - Virtual and Stanford, CA

This USPTO AI/ET Partnership listening session is to seek stakeholder input on the current state of AI technologies and inventorship issues that may arise in view of the advancement of such technologies.

Apr 25, 2023 - Virtual and Alexandria, VA

This USPTO AI/ET Partnership listening session is to seek stakeholder input on the current state of AI technologies and inventorship issues that may arise in view of the advancement of such technologies.

Feb 8, 2023 - Virtual and Dallas, TX

This USPTO AI/ET Partnership meeting will explore IP policy issues arising from AI-driven innovation.

Hear about the innovations and inventions in supply chain management, credit cards, insurance, and banking that companies along the United States Eastern seaboard are pursuing.

Claims define the boundaries of IP just as property lines define the boundaries of a house. USPTO professionals will discuss this topic and examples that reflect the ongoing discussion of patent eligibility and blockchain.

Sep 22, 2022 - Virtual and San Jose, CA

During the next meeting of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies (ET) Partnership Series panelists will explore various patent policy issues with respect to the biotech industry.

Come hear about how the utilization of blockchain is being investigated to help in the expansion of access to high quality healthcare.

Join the USPTO and East Coast Attorney James Gatto to investigate the intersection of blockchain, patents, and open source and the interesting legal issues they present.

Do you know your rights when creating and using objects in the metaverse?

Join the USPTO related initiative's first kickoff of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technology (ET) partnership series.