Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM EContentMag Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe Internet@Schools Intranets Today KMWorld Library Resource Literary Market Place OnlineVideo.net Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research



News & Events > NewsBreaks
 



Back Index Forward
Twitter RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

August 9, 2022 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

'AI Systems Can't Patent Inventions, US Federal Circuit Court Confirms' by James Vincent

James Vincent writes the following for The Verge:

The US federal circuit court has confirmed that AI [artificial intelligence] systems cannot patent inventions because they are not human beings.

The ruling is the latest failure in a series of quixotic legal battles by computer scientist Stephen Thaler to copyright and patent the output of various AI software tools he’s created. …

Writing in the court’s opinion, judge Leonard P. Stark notes that, at first glance, one might think that resolving this case would require ‘an abstract inquiry into the nature of invention or the rights, if any, of AI systems.’ However, says Stark, such ‘metaphysical matters’ can be avoided by simply analyzing the language of the relevant statue: the Patent Act.

The Patent Act clearly states that only human beings can hold patents, says Stark. The Act refers to patent-holders as ‘individuals,’ a term which the Supreme Court has ruled ‘ordinarily means a human being, a person’ (following ‘how we use the word in everyday parlance’); and uses personal pronouns—‘herself’ and ‘himself’—throughout, rather than terms such as ‘itself,’ which Stark says ‘would permit non-human inventors’ in a reading.

For more information, read the article.



Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

12/8/2020New Executive Order Outlines Principles for Using AI in Federal Agencies
3/2/2021UNESCO and World Economic Forum Plan Roundtable on Gender Bias in AI
9/21/2021New Study Underlines the Importance of Human Involvement With AI
2/8/2022'Synthetic Voices Want to Take Over Audiobooks' by Tom Simonite
2/24/2022'Artificial Intelligence Challenges What It Means to Be Creative' by Richard Moss
4/19/2022A Recap of an Association for Information Science and Technology AI Conference
7/19/2022The Looming Problem of Deepfakes
9/29/2022Testing Out Artificial Intelligence-Based Art Generation
9/29/2022Omneky Improves on Artificial Intelligence-Based Art Generation


Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top