Eva Stanková, ‘Human Inventorship in European Patent Law’

ABSTRACT
This article uses the advancements in artificial intelligence as the starting point for consideration of the role of human inventorship in European patent law. It argues that human inventorship is a necessary condition for the existence of an invention and inventive step, with the result that only products of human inventorship merit European patents. It identifies failings of European authorities to reflect this adequately in their approaches to determining patentability. Finally, it recommends recognising human inventorship as an implicit patentability requirement being an aspect of the statutory requirements for an invention and inventive step and extending applicant’s disclosure duties correspondingly.

Eva Stanková, Human Inventorship in European Patent Law, Cambridge Law Journal, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197321000507. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 28 June 2021.

First posted 2021-06-30 13:00:29

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