Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a growing impact on a variety of technologies, from medical devices to data security, from payment systems to pharmaceuticals. It is revolutionising existing technologies and changing the way that new technology is developed.
Our multi-disciplinary teams include attorneys with years of experience in advising on software patents, copyright and data. We are now involved in the development of IP for AI innovation across a variety of sectors spanning the tech, life sciences and automotive sectors.
AI is an increasingly important focus for value generation by many companies, and yet protecting this value continues to pose challenges. Some uses of AI are merely new applications of known methodologies, which can be problematic for obtaining patent protection. AI may involve dynamic characteristics which can be difficult to protect within the confines of structured claim language. Alongside this, there may be commercial reasons why some forms of IP are inappropriate for protecting the methodologies and large data sets typically employed in AI based systems.
In a complex field with a myriad of technical and legal challenges, our experts have experience in identifying the best approaches to acquire valuable protection, whilst also having one eye on the commercial realities of the various sectors involved.