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21 Dec 2023

UK Supreme Court Rejects AI-Created Patents

Dr. Stephen Thaler's AI 'creativity machine' [DABUS]( created two inventions, but the UK Supreme Court [refused to grant patents]( for them, asserting only a 'natural person' can be an inventor under current UK patent law. Thaler's legal team criticizes the law as inadequate for AI-generated inventions. By denying AI the status of inventor, the ruling effectively maintains a clear distinction between human and machine creativity, ensuring that only humans can be legal recipients of patents.