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  1. Legal news
    01 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 1 - AI systems cannot be an inventor under the Patents Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/thaler-v-comptroller-general-part-1-ai-systems-cannot-be-an-inventor-under-the-patents-act

    The specification and claims of Dr Thaler's UK patent applications read very much like any other patent applications. The first suggestion that something is unusual comes on the front page of the published applications. ...

  2. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2020

    The 10th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.

  3. Legal news
    10 February 2021
    Excluded subject matter – a reminder of the importance of applying the statutory test
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/excluded-subject-matter-a-reminder-of-the-importance-of-applying-the-statutory-test

    Katharine Stephens considers the decision in Reaux-Savonte v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks which serves as a reminder from the English High Court not to lose sight of the statutory test when ...

  4. Legal news
    10 December 2018
    Patenting for and by artificial intelligence
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/patenting-for-and-by-artificial-intelligence

    Katharine Stephens considers some of the questions surrounding patentability of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and their ‘inventions’.

  5. Legal news
    18 September 2020
    International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/international-comparative-legal-guide-to-patents-2021

    The 11th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2021 is a practical cross-border insight into patent law, with contributing editor Katharine Stephens of Bird & Bird.

  6. Legal news
    05 October 2020
    Thaler v Comptroller-General: Part 2 – What now for AI inventions following Thaler?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/thaler-v-comptroller-general-part-2-what-now-for-ai-inventions-following-thaler

    Following the Thaler decision and pending any further possible appeal, the UK's position on AI inventors is at first sight very clear; under the Patents Act 1977 an AI system cannot be named as an inventor and the right ...

  7. Legal news
    12 March 2021
    EPO clarifies application of ‘computer program’ patentability exception to claims relating to computer simulations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/epo-clarifies-application-of-computer-program-patentability

    Chris de Mauny considers the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal decision in G 1/19 (SIMULATIONS). The Board implicitly endorsed the existing COMVIK approach for computer-implemented inventions and made clear that the same ...

  8. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Who is leading 5G development? – 2020 update
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/who-is-leading-5g-development-2020-update

    The twoBirds Pattern team (Bird & Bird’s patent intelligence offering) have published a new infographic on the difficulties in charting the leadership of companies in the 5G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) industry.

  9. Legal news
    03 September 2020
    The end of the road for SSPPU and the license point argument?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-end-of-the-road-for-ssppu-and-the-license-point-argument

    With the rise of IoT and, in particular, the increased importance of vehicle connectivity, the last few years have seen an increase in arguments that the licence point and royalty basis for telecoms Standard Essential ...