Examining patent applications relating to artificial intelligence (AI) inventions

These include the guideline for examination of AI and illustrative scenarios.



The guidance is in two parts:

a) The Guidance set outs the legal framework for examining applications for or using Artificial Intelligence and how this will be applied.

b) The Scenarios provide a number of practical illustrations based on an abridged patent specification. Each scenario includes an basic analysis showing how the IPO would apply the guidance.

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The Guidance and Scenarios are available as a PDF on request. Please email for a copy.

Published 22 September 2022