Michalek Quoted in BioWorld MedTech on AI

Michalek Quoted in BioWorld MedTech on AI
AI is Nothing New for PTO
August 21, 2019

Brian Michalek, a partner in the Firm's Life Sciences and IP Litigation Practice, was interviewed by BioWorld MedTech on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO)'s request for feedback on artificial intelligence (AI). The PTO is posing questions on whether regulations will have to be revised to allow the agency to issue patents for items invented by AI.

"I've heard this conversation going on for longer than just this month. I think we're looking at years and not months, and while the PTO can certainly try [to address the patent inventorship question] from a regulatory perspective, congressional action would be the best way to handle it."