Artificial Intelligence: Patentability and Inventorship in Europe


This webinar is presented by IPIC and CIPA

The European Patent Office has reported rapid growth in patent filings for computer-implemented inventions including artificial intelligence, but what guidance is available on the EPO approach to AI patentability and AI inventorship? How does this guidance fit within the context of European case law for computer-implemented inventions? What are the key lessons for drafting AI patent applications that will succeed in Europe?

Mike Jennings of AA Thornton, an expert on patenting computer-implemented inventions, a veteran of EPO oral proceedings, and a leading member of CIPA’s Computer Technology Committee, will share recent EPO developments on the patentability of AI-related inventions and the vexed question of inventorship for AI-generated inventions.

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Substantive Hour.

Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant



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