Earlier this week, the High Court handed down an intriguing decision on the patentability of AI and machine learning yesterday, which is at odds with the EPO's current practice. Could this be a turning point which makes the UKIPO a more favourable forum for patenting machine learning technology, or is it another false dawn? Thank you to Managing IP for featuring Philip Cupitt's comments which can also be found in full, here.
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M&C in the news: Interesting times ahead for the patentability of AI and machine learning?
Philip Cupitt, partner at Marks & Clerk, wrote: “Assuming that the UKIPO follows this decision rather than appealing it, the UKIPO will become a more favourable jurisdiction than the EPO in which to prosecute patent applications for many machine learning inventions. These could be interesting times.”