UK Supreme Court hears landmark patent case over AI “inventor”

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By Sam Tobin LONDON (Reuters) – An American computer scientist on Thursday urged the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court to rule he is entitled to patents over inventions created by his artificial intelligence system, in a landmark case about whether AI can own patent rights. Stephen Thaler wants to be granted two patents in the UK over inventions he says were devised by his “creativity machine” called DABUS. His attempt to register the patents was refused on the grounds that the inventor must be a human or a company, rather than a machine. Thaler’s lawyer Robert Jehan told the Supreme Court in Lon…

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