The USPTO has issued guidance on “AI-assisted inventions”. The “Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions” states that, “a natural person must have significantly contributed to each claim in a patent application or patent”. Continue reading AI Inventors
The USPTO has announced a separate design patent bar. Existing practitioners can continue practice in all areas but the new bar would allow applicants with degrees in “industrial design,
product design, architecture, applied arts, graphic design, fine/studio arts, or art teacher education” or equivalents.
The USPTO is requesting Canadian patent agents who are registered to practice before the USPTO under 37 CFR §§ 11.6(c) to confirm their intentions to remain registered, CPATA status, and contact information. Miles Steininger has a helpful summary of the request and required response. The USPTO has set a deadline of January 6, 2023 to respond.
In other Supreme Court news, earlier today, the United States Supreme Court granted cert in Arthrex considering the constitutionality of the appointment of USPTO’s PTAB judges and their subsequent decisions.