In the current edition of “GRUR – Zeitschrift der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht” (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT patent attorney Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar devotes himself to the specific challenges for the patent system in the age of artificial intelligence (AI).
In his article with the original title “Patent System Solutions for AI and IoT Inventions”, Prof. Dr. Goddar not only deals in detail with problems such as the patentability of AI-related inventions or the use of standard essential patents of competitors under FRAND conditions. He also warns of the consequences that a predictable multiplication of patent portfolios would mean for new developments based on AI and IoT and recommends using already existing conflict solution mechanisms of the patent system also with regard to AI and IoT.
The article was published on the occasion of Prof. Dr. Peter Meier-Beck’s 65th birthday as a commemorative article in the 2/2021 issue of GRUR. Subscribers to Beck-Online can access it under GRUR 2021, 196.