UKIPO’s public consultation on AI and IP – computer-generated works (Part 1)

Author: Nicholas Gervassis (The University of Nottingham) and Alina Trapova (The University of Nottingham)
Published: 14.03.2022
Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash Running from 29 October 2021 to 7 January 2022, the “Artificial Intelligence and IP: copyright and patents” consultation formed the latest round in an ongoing national conversation between the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and interested stakeholders (see here). It followed the UKIPO’s previous, more exploratory inquiry into anticipated interactions between IP protection across the board and AI technologies, this time with limited, but more targeted questions. Therefore, the latest consultation sought mainly views on the prospects for facilitating patent and copyright protections for “inventions and creative works which are made by AI”, and…