Artificial Intelligence

The standardization and the widespread use of AI-specific hardware and software tools open up numerous new areas of application for artificial intelligence. At the same time, they make it easier for free riders to copy AI technology.

AI inventors can build on the existing practice of patenting computer-implemented inventions. However, the transfer of this practice to the field of artificial intelligence often raises new questions that case law has so far left unanswered, for example regarding the necessary technical character of an invention and the permissible degree of abstraction of the patent claims. While this can makes the patenting of AI inventions challenging, it also opens up the opportunity to achieve a large scope of protection if convincing arguments are presented. Our extensive experience covers a wide range of artificial intelligence applications, including, inter alia, applications in robotics, biometrics, and medical diagnostics and therapy.