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?

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 steam powered rock drilling machine. Dabus (short for “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Science”) is an […]

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 that starting November 2020 … I can record […]