Re-evaluating Companies' AI Protection Strategies

Artificial intelligence innovation is challenging to patent because of changes in US law, meaning trade secrets may be more appealing.

February 2018

Once relegated to science fiction movies, artificial intelligence (AI) is hyped as being the “New Space Race” or having the potential to start World War III. But aside from the hype, developing AI to simplify or eliminate everyday human tasks is presently at the forefront of technological innovation. Companies are engaged in significant research and development that consumes substantial resources. While advancements in AI may continue to accelerate, companies should not move so quickly as to pass over the opportunity to protect these investments.

Originally published in Managing Intellectual Property, February 2018

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Alyssa N. Lawson

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