Artificial Intelligence

The fourth industrial revolution is characterized by emergence of technologies that collapse boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The advantages and promise of these new technologies are immediately apparent, but understanding of impacts on existing societal structures lags behind.  While public thinkers grapple with important ethical ramifications of the high velocity of development in areas such as AI and IoT, governments, companies, and legal practitioners must quickly adapt existing intellectual property infrastructure to this new paradigm. 

Of particular importance, Artificial Intelligence (AI) comes in different forms in various commercial products and industrial tools.  Some of the most impressive AI breakthroughs are the result of separate contributions and heavy investments made by both large and small players in the tech-world.  The rise of AI, and the need to protect these investments, creates an interesting and challenging set of issues for inventors who seek to patent their AI-related technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

Our professionals have noteworthy experience in drafting and prosecuting applications in all aspects of AI, including but not limited to machine learning, deep learning, speech recognition, recommendation engines, automated systems, and advanced data collection techniques. 

It will be challenging to find a firm with more technical depth in the field of artificial intelligence. From former patent examiners to attorneys with Ph.D.s and backgrounds in artificial intelligence, the team at Oblon has the technical expertise to handle any AI-related patent matter. For example, Oblon is one of the top three law firms in the U.S. based on the number of applications filed and prosecuted in Class 706 (Data Processing – Artificial Intelligence), and Oblon’s AI new filings have been increasing exponentially for the past six years. In addition, Oblon has handled numerous district-court and patent-office litigations for its clients in the fields of voice processing and AI.

Oblon strives to lead the IP community in addressing unique challenges related to patenting and enforcing AI patents both the U.S. and the world.