Entries by Ed Caja

European Patent Office Says No to Artificial Intelligence

The European Patent Office (EPO) implemented two guidance changes in November that state that no patents may be given on artificial intelligence.  The move on artificial intelligence patents mirrors the EPO’s stance on software, which is also prohibited, on a per se basis. The office’s latest changes directly offer long-awaited clarity for U.S. entrepreneurs and businesses seeking […]

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The Business of Patents

Why would someone, or some business, want to file for or ultimately obtain a patent? The short answer is that there are many different answers and reasonings, and inventors, entrepreneurs and businesses should make a balanced assessment on an ongoing basis. What a patent provides is not a right to do something or have something. […]