Patenting Artificial Intelligence

Updated: Apr 22



Many factors come into play when patenting AI - costs, patentability, effectiveness, commercialisation strategy, among many others. As if that were not difficult enough, many governments are still grappling with how to deal with AI-specific patenting issues. One may even find that the rules on patenting AI are constantly changing, newly emerging, and inconsistent across jurisdictions!


Held on 17 September 2020, Dr. Ken Simpson (Principal, Davies Collison Cave) and Marcus Li (General Counsel, Slate Alt) took us through some strategies to tackle patenting matters in key jurisdictions, international trends, and practical solutions to protecting AI innovations.