Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent? Update

Update on my article, “Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent?” The answer is, no, not in the United States. The USPTO has issued a final decision holding that only a natural person may get a patent. Machines cannot.  On July 29, 2009, Stephen L. Thaler filed patent applications naming DABUS as […]

Machines Are Taking Over? Can a Machine Get a Patent?

Machines Are Taking Over? Can a machine get a patent? by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy Is it a sign of the times? Are machines taking over? Do you hear the theme music from 2001 A Space Odysey?  Man has been fighting machines since at least at early as John Henry challenged the […]

Protecting Your Creative Content, Thanks to Taylor Swift.

Protecting Your Creative Content, Thanks to Taylor Swift. Originally published for Music Connection – Link to Original Article. 2020 could be a big year for Taylor Swift fans. It’s the year when the 10-time Grammy winner might completely re-record the first five albums in her best-selling catalogue. Last August, Swift told Good Morning America, “My contract says […]