AI inventorship: ‘The Rise of the Machines’ in AU & NZ

The case of whether an artificial intelligence (AI) can be recognised as an inventor under the patent system has been tested in several jurisdictions in the past year. Recently, IPONZ and the Australian Full Federal Court have heard cases brought by Dr Stephen Thaler and his AI system ‘DABUS’. We will discuss these decisions including why the Assistant Commissioner in New Zealand determined that an AI cannot be considered an inventor under the New Zealand Patents Act and compare that decision with the initially opposite decision from the Federal Court in Australia, which was then overturned on appeal.

Tuesday 6th September 2022

Online via Zoom - 1 hour

1pm - New Zealand Standard Time

9am AWST | 11am - AEST


LESANZ members complimentary

$50 Non members


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Our Speaker:

Brook Dyer, Associate \ AJ Park IP Limited, Auckland

Brook is a registered patent attorney in AJ Park’s Engineering and IT team. He specialises in protecting innovations in the digital and high-tech space. He has experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a broad range of technical areas, including digital electronics, medical devices, robotics, embedded systems, and a variety of software related fields.

Brook also advises on various other facets of IP, including the patentability of inventions, freedom to operate, protection and commercialisation strategies, patent infringement, and validity analysis. Holding multiple degrees across engineering , commerce, and law, Brook is able to quickly understand technologies and give pragmatic IP, legal, and commercial advice relevant to the specific needs of his clients.

9/6/2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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