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Hi 👋, I’m Bastian Best, a European patent attorney and I share everything I know about digital patents … without a regular upload schedule, though, so you might want to subscribe, don't you?

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Hi 👋, I’m Bastian Best, a European patent attorney and I share everything I know about digital patents … without a regular upload schedule, though, so you might want to subscribe, don't you?

    Which AI is patentable in Europe?

    Which AI is patentable in Europe?

    Here's a list of examples of patentable and non-patentable AI in Europe.

    Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me: https://bestpatent.eu/

    • 4 min
    Why digital patent drawings are overrated

    Why digital patent drawings are overrated

    Technical drawings obviously make great sense in mechanical patents. But in many digital patents the figures have much less value. Here's why.

    • 9 min
    Why you should care about AI patents

    Why you should care about AI patents

    AI patents are literally everywhere. It’s funny that every time I look up AI-related patent filings for one of my clients you can bet that we see a quasi-exponential growth trajectory. Listen to the episode for examples.

    Question to you: How is the AI patent growth rate in your industry? Please write your industry in the comments so we can have a look at the numbers.

    Links to the articles cited in the video (must read):
    USPTO statistics in Ryan Phelan’s PatentNext blog: https://www.patentnext.com/2022/05/artificial-intelligence-ai-patent-filings-continue-explosive-growth-trend-at-the-uspto/
    EPO statistics at Haseltine: https://www.hlk-ip.com/news-and-insights/from-filing-to-opposition-what-are-the-statistics-on-artificial-intelligence-ai-patents-applications-at-the-epo/

    Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me: https://bestpatent.eu/

    • 6 min
    Patenting blackbox AI?

    Patenting blackbox AI?

    “How to claim the AI before it self-adapted?”, especially when you don’t know how the AI adapted itself to the problem domain? This comment by Eric Stasik on yesterday’s content piece got me thinking. Here’s what I think about patenting blackbox AI.

    Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me: https://bestpatent.eu/

    • 5 min
    AI/ML is patentable in 2022 if... (simple flowchart)

    AI/ML is patentable in 2022 if... (simple flowchart)

    I believe patent law needs more flowcharts, so here’s one to explain AI/ML patents in Europe. I know it doesn’t answer the question “which aspects of AI are technical then?”. Would you like to see another video for that?

    Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me: https://bestpatent.eu/

    • 4 min
    "But software isn't patentable, is it?"

    "But software isn't patentable, is it?"

    "But software isn't patentable, is it?". That's actually a dangerous misconception. Maybe one source of confusion is the statement in the EPO guidelines that computer programs are excluded from patentability "if claimed as such". In the video I'm explaining what that actually means.

    Thanks to Christian Winkler for the great comment!

    Further reading: https://www.epo.org/law-practice/legal-texts/html/guidelines/e/g_ii_3_6.htm

    Book a free virtual coffee meeting with me: https://bestpatent.eu/

    • 3 min

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