Group Chaired By Former USPTO Directors Questions Office’s AI Guidance Over ‘Human Contribution’

By Charlie Mitchell / May 21, 2024 at 11:10 AM
The Council for Innovation Promotion, a group co-chaired by former U.S. Patent Office directors, says draft USPTO guidance on artificial intelligence would inject uncertainty into the process of obtaining patent protection for inventors using AI, and urges that the document be withdrawn or substantially rewritten. “C4IP is concerned that the Office’s artificial intelligence (AI) inventorship guidance will ultimately hurt humans, human creativity, and flourishment; the very opposite of what the Office set out to do,” the group says in comments...

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