Emerging Issues and Recent Developments in Artificial Intelligence and IP
We looked at challenges to Augmented Reality (AR) patents in view of recent litigation. For instance, the case of NantWorks LLC et al. v. Niantic Inc. that was litigated in the Northern District of California illustrated how features directed to AR solutions can end up being interpreted as non-patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. §101.
Additionally, we examined the potential impact of the Supreme Court review of Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi. Given the nature of AI technology, which may involve the use of functional limitations with an aim toward a broad scope of coverage, the impact of the Court’s decision on the threshold test for enablement on AI-related inventions may be significant.
We further discussed other emerging issues, such as the challenges in patenting AI chip technology and recent events affecting how AI-generated content is interpreted under copyright law.