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M&C featured in World IP Review

The UK government's Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Consultation Response has just been published and we were pleased to contribute to this piece from World IP Review on the outcome.

Click here to read our key findings and to access the report in full. 

"Marks & Clerk partner Michael Williams, who authored the firm’s AI Report: 2022, viewed the decision not to change but to continually review the UK’s patent #inventorship criteria as “pragmatic”. “Many respondents indicated that current AI is not yet advanced enough to invent without human intervention as there is currently always substantial human involvement before any invention can be identified,” he said. “The continued impressive growth in patent filings for AI inventions shows that innovation is not being held back by the inability to name an ‘AI’ as inventor and that changes to the law are not yet necessary.”