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

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.

Disclaimer

David A. Prange

Partner

Deputy Chair, IP and Technology Litigation Group

Alyssa N. Lawson

Related Publications

November 19, 2022
How to Use the USPTO Patent Public Search Tool
Miles Finn, Rajin Olson, Kelson Bain, and Ian LaForge - IPWatchdog
October 2022
In No Uncertain Terms
Bryan Mechell - The Robins Kaplan Quarterly
September 13, 2022
Patent Value: Scoring Patents Using Characteristics Of Patents In Litigation
Christopher K. Larus, Miles A. Finn, Congnan Zhan, Joseph (Yu) Chen, and Shelley Gilliss - les Nouvelles
September 2, 2022
Trade Dress Through a Trial Lens: Six Strategy Tips For Litigants
Christopher Larus, William Manske - Managing IP
August 25, 2022
Back to Top