Robot Rights: AI and Patent Inventorship

Recently, the Australian Federal Court granted AI inventor rights in a patent. What does this mean and have there been other instances of AI being granted patent rights?

  1. ANI: Artificial Narrow Intelligence’ Astute Solutions 
  2. Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)’, TechTarget 
  3. Thaler v Commissioner of Patents, [2021] FCA 879, Federal Court of Australia, 30th July, 2021
  4. Robots are taking over the patent world – AI systems or devices can be “inventors” under the Australian Patents Act’ John Collins, Natalie Shoolman, Rose Jenkins, Kluwer Patent Blog,  8th September 2021
  5. I Think, Therefore I Invent: Creative Computers and the Future of Patent Law’, Ryan Abott, Boston College Law Review, 2016

A transcript of the infographic can be found here.

Lalantika Arvind