Only a human can be an inventor, meaning that AI inventions are not patentable after all. Australia’s world first flirtation with artificial intelligence as inventor has been reversed on appeal.
Government proposes a new scheme to limit liability for use of “orphan works” – copyright materials with unidentifiable or uncontactable owner(s). If the reform becomes law, use of this type of material would not attract any liability until such time as its copyright owner becomes known or contactable again.
Seasons Greetings from Stratocumulus Legal. Here’s our end-of-year newsletter for 2021.
The full recording of my presentation last month to the Perth Machine Learning Group about robots as inventors, and artificial intelligence creating intellectual property, is now uploaded and available. Better watch it quickly before something changes and it goes out-of-date!
Part of the Tank Stream Labs “Founder Stories” series, I was interviewed this week about my experience launching Stratocumulus Legal during the pandemic and the juggle being a parent. Watch the recording here.
Stratocumulus Legal has been invited by Tank Stream Labs for an online fireside chat to discuss my Founder Story – launching my startup legal practice, during the pandemic, while being a Super Dad.
Time & Date: 10am WST on 11 October 2021
Working remotely, working more flexibly, working on personal devices, greater use of contractors, increased automation. All these changes to how we work are picking up in pace, and these trends increasingly challenge business’ assumptions about the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees and contractors. Are you confident that your business actually owns its intellectual property?