Federal Circuit AI Inventor Case Offers a Glimpse Into The Future

Law360 | June.23.2022

Orrick Supreme Court & Appellate partner Mark Davies analyzes Thaler v. Vidal, a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that concerns whether an artificial intelligence system can qualify as an "inventor" under the Patent Act, in this article for Law360.

This appeal is the first time that the Federal Circuit has substantively considered artificial intelligence. According to Mark, “Given the ever-increasing importance of artificial intelligence, the questions raised at argument in the Thaler matter are worth special attention. Appreciating the broader context of this appeal can provide strategic guidance for future AI litigation matters.”