Patent and Trademark Office October 30, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments on Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial Intelligence Innovation
Document Number: 2019-23638
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``USPTO'') is gathering information about the impact of artificial intelligence (``AI'') technologies on intellectual property law and policy. To assist in gathering this information, on August 27, 2019, the USPTO published questions related to the impact of artificial intelligence inventions on patent law and policy and asked the public for written comments. Those questions cover a variety of topics, including whether revisions to intellectual property protection are needed. The present notice extends this inquiry to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights impacted by AI.