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New article by Professor Dornis on the topic of AI and patent law in GRUR Patent

In AI-driven innovation processes where an AI accounts for the solution to a problem, no substantive right to the invention will arise. No human contribution to the invention exists, and the AI can neither be an inventor nor can it hold patent rights. Yet, under current doctrine, such “inventions without inventor“ can still be registered as patents or utility models. The discrepancy ensuing from such formal registration of inexistent rights challenges patent doctrine at its core.